Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting in Ottawa Kazumi Ohgata and Motoki Mori from NEC Soft in Japan. NEC Soft’s VALWAY Technology Center is developing an interesting tool to make it easier to build RCP applications, called Jalcedo. During our meeting we discussed the market for RCP tools, the success of Eclipse in Japan and we received a demo of Jalcedo. A couple of thoughts:
- Mori-san showed us a market survey of developer tools in Japan. It clearly showed Eclipse and Visual Studio were the only two dominant tools. The interesting thing was that for large organizations, Eclipse was by far the leader; Visual Studio was more dominant in smaller organizations.
- NEC is interested in receiving feedback on their Jalcedo tool. If you are doing RCP development you might go take a look.