JBuilder 6 Enterprise

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-02-04 Print this article Print

JBuilder 6 Enterprise

Borlands JBuilder 6 Enterprise increases the programs strengths in the enterprise development space, especially for developers using Java application servers and writing EJB. However, JSP developers will find other packages a better fit.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // JBuilder 6 Enterprises class renaming and moving features, as well as well-integrated source code control management, provide immediate developer productivity gains.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Turning existing database tables into Java objects and Java objects into Web services will enable organizations to use their assets in new ways and new markets.

PROS // Strong EJB 2.0 designer features let developers create Entity Beans in seconds; UML modeling provides a high-level view of code objects; Web services integration opens up JBuilder code to Internet apps; source code can be reorganized.

CONS // JSP editing lacks code completion and other important editing features available in Java code files; no cross-file search-and-replace abilities; costly when compared with free tools that do almost as much.

Borland Software Corp., Scotts Valley, Calif.; (831) 431-1000; www.borland.com/jbuilder

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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