Executive Summary: CodeWarrior 8
Metrowerks CodeWarrior 8 wont disappoint developers who like earlier versions accessible tools and cross-platform flexibilitybut it also wont attract many defections from those who are placing their bets on the enterprise database access and Web services development aids that are prominent in competing suites recent updates.
Priced between Borlands Java-only JBuilder and Microsofts multilingual Visual Studio .Net, with affordable upgrades from earlier versions and low-priced academic licensing, CodeWarrior offers a strong value proposition combined with an easy learning curve that wont demand costly training or create expensive delays.
Consistent developer interface on Windows and Mac OS workstations; straightforward access to source code augmented by productivity aids that generally meet or beat those of competitors.
Visual rapid application development aids only for Java, lacking robustness and consistent interaction of competing Borland or Oracle tools.
EVALUATION SHORT LIST
Microsofts Visual Studio .Net
Borlands C++ Builder and JBuilder