Nice demo. I hadn't tested Creator yet.
It's based on Netbeans and jsp, it take full use of them. (If you don't want to use jsf, not the right tool)
I already had a demo of Visual Studio and asp.net.
Sun created the equivalent of VS for Rapid developpement
It's a nice tool:
- start quickly J2EE developpement
- minimum requirement for the team
- develop J2EE webapp more like VB applications
- doesn't depend on Sun server (even if it's tightly coupled with creator)
- help newbies by providing places where they can put code without thinking to much
- not enought thrid part products integration (they are working on it...)
- Sun make many choices for you (just has Microsoft do with VS)
- 1 to 1 relation between a page and a bean representing the page
- validation process
- help you (to much) to copy/paste components (instead of making a service locator for example)
- doesn't prevent bad coding...
But for a team of java newbies or corporate developpers that would clearly help to get started.
But once you've started with jsf, I will be hard to abandon it...
blog entry of craig presentation
An other vision of this presentation by sami Jabber - dotnetguru (I don't agree with him but I don't want to flame his blog ;))
A better blog entry in my opinion