Borland Software Corp.
is making available a beta version its JBuilder 5 for Mac OS X at this week’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, CA. The finished version is due later this year.
JBuilder is a Java development environment. Open, scalable, and standards-based, JBuilder provides a set of visual development tools for creating applications for the Java 2 platform. And now it provides customers the freedom of choice to develop and deploy their Java applications to any of the leading operating systems, including Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and Solaris, according to Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Borland’s Java business unit. JBuilder for Mac OS X is the “most comprehensive visual development environment” for creating Java 2 Standard Edition applications that take advantage of the new Aqua user interface, he said.
“Mac OS X is the only high-volume personal computer operating system with out-of-the-box Java 2 integration and we are excited to bring JBuilder to the Mac platform,” de la Lama said in a statement. “Supporting Mac OS X is an important step in our mission to provide a cross-platform solution for our customers. JBuilder 5 meets the needs of Java developers by integrating Web, XML, and database application development with a scalable and productive Java development environment. Visual tools and wizards make it easy to rapidly develop applications.”
More than 250 reusable Java 2 JFC/Swing, dbSwing, and InternetBeans components help developers deliver applications in “record time,” he added. The JBuilder 5 development environment accelerates time-to-market to quickly build graphical user interfaces, database applications, work with XML or design data-driven dynamic Web applications, servlets, and JSP, according to de la Lama.