I’ve been using NetBeans to inflate the Zeppelin, and you know what, it’s not bad. The Mac integration could be a little better, but a whole lot of things I need to do are one keystroke away. It runs plenty fast enough on the PowerBook (mind you, only a few thousand lines of code so far). JUnit’s right there, which is nice. The debugger makes it a little too hard to to keep an eye on class variables, but aside from that does about what I need; when I was driven to “print” statements the other day I was fighting a complex socket conversation between two machines where one side suddenly started seeing EOFs and I couldn’t even tell which side was wrong, I’m not sure there’s a debugger in the world that would have been much help there. Now all I need is to get Jython integrated, and we’re making progress on that, stay tuned.

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