JBuilder 6 Extends Its Reach - Page 3

JBuilder 6 Enterprise

USABILITY

A

CAPABILITY

B

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

A

MANAGEABILITY

B

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