Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Bruce Guetzkow has a column in IT Jungle saying that IBM’s move to take Screen Designer and Application Design out of WebSphere Development Studio Client 7.0 standard edition and put it into the advanced version (which costs $4,000 per seat) is akin to turning its back on the System i community.
Guetzkow says he refuses to install version 7.0 of WSDc until this is changed. IBM, meanwhile, has hinted that it would offer components of WSDc for separate prices, but developers are not happy with this change. It will be interesting to see if they’re willing to back down on this topic, since the developer community has expressed its disgust.