from Dave Jacob, Managing Partner, WebSphere
Yesterday on the bus to Lotusphere, I was seated next to a Portlet Factory developer who was using Eclipse for development. I asked if he had considered RAD or Portlet Factory for his development . His take was that RAD was too expensive and Portlet Factory had too steep a learning curve for Java developers.
To me, it shows the disconnect between the tactical needs of a developer under the gun and the strategic needs of an organization to improve productivity.
So, how do we match the strategic productivity gains of these tools required by IT management with the tactical needs of the developer who can’t spend the time to go back and learn a new tool which hinders short term productivity?