Roman Strobl presents a demo of the next version of NetBeans, the interesting thing is that we see the implementation of the JSR 296 Swing Application Framework and 295 Beans Binding. Nothing new because it’s an old fonctionnality in other GUI designer but this time it’s open-source and JSR based. Is developers waiting for this in Eclipse with a new plugin ? For me the Rapid Application Development features have to help developers not develop for us. I prefer the Eclipse approach begins with an XML language conception (XSWT) with JFace Data Binding integration and maybe Visual Editor which generate this XML and not code. Although Visual Editor generate the cleanest code, use of XML reduce the code and make it easy to maintain. Even more it separate the design work and the development, like Microsoft do with XAML in the heart of Expression Tools for the designer and Visual Studio for the developper or Adobe with MXML and FlexBuilder. NetBeans don’t forget this alternative and look around JAXX.