Oracle JDeveloper 5.0
Oracles updated JDeveloper, a free Java IDE, is a polished and comprehensive tool set that vies with high-priced competitors for Web services development efforts.
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// With prom-ised support on Linux and Solaris as well as Windows NT, 2000 and XP, JDeveloper creates new options for multiplatform Java development in a complete and highly configurable tool.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// Extensive facilities for Web services development, backed by Oracles commitment to a standards-based services platform, make JDeveloper a low-cost introduction to Oracles full-scale (and high-priced) Internet Developer Suitean alternative in both tools and platform strategy to Microsofts more affordable but Windows-focused Visual Studio .Net Enterprise editions.
Polished development environment with extensive tools.
Code analysis aids depend on manual coverage of dynamically loaded modules.
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