: JBuilder 8"> Executive Summary: JBuilder 8
JBuilder 8 takes on the growing challenge of combining the hybrid vigor of the multivendor Java market with the clear path for application development thats offered by Microsofts .Net. The result is the most resource-intensive JBuilder yet, with recommended hardware of 512MB of RAM and with ample evidence during our tests that it needs that much to deliver its full potential. With adequate resources, developers will find JBuilder 8 a big tent that holds well-integrated tools for many Java-based frameworks and with excellent overall ease of use.
In packages that range from the $399 Standard Edition to the enterprise-oriented $3,999 Performance Bundle, JBuilder 8 is a viable alternative to free Java tools that also offers high-end integrated capabilities in the same league as any other providers. Crucial in this release is the emphasis on jump-starting migrations from other tool sets, with attendant cost reductions that essentially cancel the purchase price of the Borland tools and make their subsequent productivity gains pure gravy. (+) Keeps pace with Java communitys creation of powerful application frameworks, providing streamlined automated aids; emphasizes team productivity and conformance with community standards. (-) Hardware-intensive; somewhat cluttered with features that demo better than they perform under enterprise workload. Evaluation Short List
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