Servoy Aims to Juice Up Java Development
Review: Servoy's open-source Servoy 5.2 Java RAD is worth a look for those interested in cross-platform application development and deployment, although the documentation could be better and some experience with Eclipse is advisable.Ruby developers have Ruby on Rails, Python has Django, but what about Java? Java Rapid Application Development and deployment might sound like an oxymoron, but Servoy is trying to cut through some of the hassle and speed up Java development and deployment. Servoy, made by a company of the same name, is a cross-platform development and deployment environment based on Eclipse. It can be used to write applications for native desktops on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, or to be deployed as Web applications. Servoy 5.2 was pushed out at the end of July. We took a look at some of the prereleases and the final release builds as well.
Servoy is really an umbrella term for a whole package: You have the Servoy IDE (integrated development environment) based on Eclipse, a server that handles client connections to the applications and an optional runtime component that can be distributed with single-user applications. Get all that?