I really missed the point of that InternetWeek
article yesterday. Oracle is not ready to ditch JDeveloper. They are joining Eclipse.ORG because they want to push their new Java Specification Request (JSR-198
) that standardizes the way that tools plug-in to an IDE.
Oracle sees the possibility of the Eclipse dominates scenario and wants to try to ensure that Eclipse does not become the universal tools platform. JSR-198 attempts to level the playing field for IDEs in the plugin tools space.