Java Developers Aren't Buying Sun's Tools Pitch - Computerworld "... Mark Driver, an analyst at Gartner Inc., said ease of use and rapid application development tools represent hardware-centric Sun's last chance to have an impact in the tools business, since there's no leader in that area. "This is a market for them to lose, and they have lost it," Driver said. "They have a long tradition of shooting themselves in the foot with anything that has to do with software strategy."
Murphy said that in order to make strides in tools, Sun will have to establish more of a presence with its application server. "You have to have the combination," he said."