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I recently switched from Sun’s Forte back to JBuil…

I recently switched from Sun’s Forte back to JBuilder Personal after a 18 months away from it. I love Forte - it has all the really cool development tools which developers want and need but doesn’t cost you a thing. You can write JSPs, J2ME midlets, have multiple JVM’s, etc etc. Borland make you pay for anything but the most basic developent tools. The only reason I switched from Forte was because it kept locking up although I’m unsure whether this is the fault of Forte or Java 1.4 (I’m using the latest versions of both). I’d think about using NetBeans (a.k.a. open source Forte) but I don’t see support for J2ME - kinda necessary for the work I’m doing