I read most of this eWeek article the other day and think that Peter Coffee is way too biased. Just look at one of his comments:
- Visual Studio 2005 won't be bought by developers seeking cost-effectiveness, but by those who've made a strategic decision to stay on the Windows bandwagon.
Then let’s throw in some of the biased, suggestive words that he uses regarding Microsoft’s development platform:
Enlisting developers, agenda, “join a movement instead of writing an application”.
How about he throw in a comparison of tools against the competitors in regard to feature and price. What about the free Visual Studio Express versions for a year?
The SQL Server 2005 article a few pages over by Michael Caton is much better.