Java Development Tools Get Smart

By Peter Coffee  |  Posted 2005-02-14 Print this article Print

Sun's Java Studio Enterprise 7 and IBM's Rational Web Developer 6.0 raise the application development bar.

The road to platform success is paved with strategic development technologies. IBM and Sun Microsystems Inc. are responding to that reality with Java environments that are not merely competitive but actually set a fast pace for the Visual Studio update that Microsoft Corp. wont ship until late this summer.

IBMs Rational Web Developer 6.0 speeds construction of data-driven storefronts; Suns Java Studio Enterprise 7 features innovative aids for team efforts and excellent interaction among visual and text-based tools.

Click here to read the full review of IBMs Rational Web Developer 6.0.
Click here to read the full review of Suns Java Studio Enterprise 7. Technology Editor Peter Coffee can be reached at

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Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at, where he serves as a liaison with the developer community to define the opportunity and clarify developers' technical requirements on the company's evolving Apex Platform. Peter previously spent 18 years with eWEEK (formerly PC Week), the national news magazine of enterprise technology practice, where he reviewed software development tools and methods and wrote regular columns on emerging technologies and professional community issues.Before he began writing full-time in 1989, Peter spent eleven years in technical and management positions at Exxon and The Aerospace Corporation, including management of the latter company's first desktop computing planning team and applied research in applications of artificial intelligence techniques. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, he has held teaching appointments in computer science, business analytics and information systems management at Pepperdine, UCLA, and Chapman College.

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