IBMs Eclipse 3.0-based RWD 6.0, released in November, emphasizes the connection between the user experience and the source code in much the same way that JSE 7 emphasizes the connection between the source code and UML visualizations. Layout and modification of Web sites in RWD was intuitive and quick; database connection aids were versatile and convenient. The product is offered under various license terms, including a $1,795 single-seat floating-user license that provides 12 months of maintenance.
Rational Web Developer 6.0 Focuses on Specific Tasks
IBM's Eclipse 3.0-based Rational Web Developer update is a visually attractive tool that shows attention to developers' need to focus on specific tasks rather than being overwhelmed by general-case capability.