Eclipse launches quickly.
Eclipse crashed 6 times. 3 times in the Database Development perspective and 3 times in the JPA perspective. I’ll see about tracking the actual sequence of events and errors in the future, but I just didn’t have the patience yesterday to do anything but throw immature little hissy fits. I still haven’t successfully used the JPA “Generate Entities” function.
I learned that you have to run an update on the Data Tools Platform in order to set up database connection profiles properly.
I like the concept of perspectives, but I’m still getting used to them.
I question whether JBoss Tools is going to give me a proper means of comparing with Netbeans. I’m thinking seriously of purchasing JBoss Developer Studio. After 1 day of trial, I haven’t even touched the JSF stuff. I’ve spent most of my time installing plugins, updates, and trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
Not a stellar start, but I’m trusting in the multitude of Eclipse fans out there to have a good reason to love this development platform.