By Matt Mondok | Published: March 23, 2006 - 11:32PM CT
Speaking at EclipseCon 2006, Java developer and independent consultant Madhu Siddalingaiah compared Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE to the open source development environment of Eclipse. One would be inclined to think that Siddalingaiah, being at EclipseCon and all, would give a bias presentation on the side of Eclipse. As it turns out, that's pretty much what happened.
Siddalingaiah began by giving Visual Studio kudos for being a great IDE for beginners; it supports multiple programming languages and can target several different environments. Siddalingaiah also noted that the IDE has plenty of features for more advanced users as well, but that's where all the praise ended.