Borland Software Corp. announced on Tuesday that the latest version of its cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for Java,
JBuilder 2005, will ship in September. The “Develop” component of Borland’s Application Lifecycle Management suite, JBuilder 2005 supports such new Java standards as JavaServer Faces, JDK 5.0 and J2EE 1.4 and features an integrated performance management suite that offers full J2EE component level profiling with Borland’s Optimizeit Request Analyzer, Profiler, Code Coverage and Thread Debugger.
JBuilder 2005 also includes new auditing features that alert programmers to common coding errors and violations of recommended coding practices, as well as the Anew Fortify Software security plug-in, which reviews code for security flaws. Finally, integration with Borland CaliberRM and Borland StarTream have been improved for better collaboration and such companies as Business Objects and eBay have made SDKs and plug-ins available for JBuilder 2005. Borland has said that it will ship three versions of the software in September: JBuilder Enterprise (US$3,500 new user, $1,900 upgrade), which is aimed at J2EE, Web application and Web Services development; JBuilder Developer ($499 new user, $299 upgrade), a Web application and code-centric development environment; and JBuilder Foundation, which is a free, fully-functional environment. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3, an 800MHz G4 processor and 256MB RAM (512MB recommended).