Borland Software Corp. today announced the availability of
Borland JBuilder 6. It’s the latest major release of the company’s Java development environment, and it’s been developed to support Mac OS X.
JBuilder enables developers to build business, database and distributed applications designed for the Java 2 platform. The software offers two-way visual designers and rapid deployment to J2EE platform application servers. JBuilder incorporates UML code visualization, refactoring, unit testing and documentation tools.
According to Borland, new features in JBuilder 6 include:
Rapid Development for J2EE – With JBuilder, developers can use new, two-way visual EJB designers to easily create reusable Enterprise JavaBeans.
Supports full spectrum of development methodologies – Offers productivity features to support extreme programming.
Lower Cost of Ownership of Code – Enterprises can leverage existing projects with JBuilder’s new UML code visualization, refactoring, unit testing and documentation tools.
Cross-Platform Applications – JBuilder allows for application development and deployment on Windows, Linux, Solaris and now Mac platforms.
Fully Supports Industry Standards – JBuilder supports Java 2, Java 2 Swing/JFC, XML, Java2D, Java collections, message queue, accessibility APIs, JavaBeans, JDBC, Enterprise JavaBeans, JSP/Servlets, serialization, inner classes, remote method invocation, Java native interface, Java archives and more.
System requirements call for a PowerPC G3-based Mac or better operating at 350MHz or faster, and Mac OS X 10.1 or later. Borland notes that Borland, BEA, IBM, and Sun application servers are not available on the Apple Macintosh platform. As a result, some J2EE features may not be available.
Borland JBuilder 6 is available in Enterprise, Professional and Personal editions. Pricing ranges from US$54.95 to $2,999 depending on the version purchased. Upgrades for previous users are also available.