“The tools market is dead. Open source killed it. The only commercial tools that can survive today are the ones that leapfrog open source tools.” Thus argues John De Goes, president of N-BRAIN, which creates and provides UNA, a source code editor. After all, in the midst of the competitive IDE space, mainly populated by IntelliJ, Eclipse, and NetBeans, there are other players—lighter in weight and fleeter of foot. These are the pure source code editors. The personal edition of one of them, UNA, is now being distributed for free, since a few days ago. We find out more from John, who made the announcement here on Javalobby.

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