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    Collaborative Development for

    Java ™, Open Source and the Web

    Reviewer’s Guide

    Produced by CodeGear

    November, 2006

  • JBuilder® 2007 Reviewers Guide

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents ...................................................................................................................... 2

    Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 3

    Scope of this Guide .........................................................................................................................3

    Current Trends in Software Development ................................................................................ 4

    What’s New in JBuilder 2007? .................................................................................................. 5

    Versions of JBuilder 2007.................................................................................................................5

    New Features in Detail .............................................................................................................. 6

    ProjectAssist™ ................................................................................................................................6

    TeamInsight™.................................................................................................................................8

    Graphical EJB Workbench ................................................................................................................8

    RAD SOA Web Services Workbench ................................................................................................11

    Optimizeit™ 2007 for Eclipse..........................................................................................................12

    Performance and Usability..........................................................................................................14

    Audits and Metrics .....................................................................................................................14

    LiveSource® ..................................................................................................................................16

    Conclusion............................................................................................................................... 19

    Appendix A – JBuilder 2007 Feature List ................................................................................ 20

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    JBuilder 2007

    Reviewers Guide

    Introduction

    Thank you for your time and interest in JBuilder 2007, the enterprise-class integrated

    development environment (IDE) built on Eclipse to make collaborative development fast and

    reliable for Java, open source and the web. JBuilder 2007 accelerates developer velocity with

    Visual EJB and web services GUIs, provides balance between the worlds of open source and

    commercial software with TeamInsight, an integrated collaboration portal, and increases

    developer confidence, through better control over open source plug-ins. Improving on its

    acclaimed Rapid Application Development (RAD) and team collaboration capabilities, JBuilder

    2007 (formerly codenamed “Peloton”) has been completely redesigned to leverage the Eclipse

    platform and help organizations be more successful and productive with open source.

    Scope of this Guide

    The reviewers guide will give an overview of what JBuilder 2007 has to offer. This guide is not intended

    as a best practices guide, nor does it cover all the new enhancements that JBuilder 2007 offers. Instead,

    the focus is on the new capabilities that offer the clearest benefits to development efforts. A complete

    list of features for JBuilder 2007 (across all editions) can be found in Appendix A.

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    Current Trends in Software Development

    Two major trends are driving change in software development today: 1) open source is more pervasive

    than ever, and 2) development teams are increasingly distributed around the world. Providing “free”

    tools, components and unlimited flexibility, open source by its nature creates an uncontrolled

    development environment that can make it difficult to manage an already complicated process, ultimately

    increasing the cost of development, lowering productivity and reducing confidence in the software used

    and developed. At the same time, macroeconomic changes have encouraged the increasing distribution

    of software development, creating associated challenges and costs to managing teams in remote

    locations.

    JBuilder 2007 addresses these challenges with enterprise-class collaboration features that restore

    confidence in the software development process while leveraging an ecosystem of commercial and open

    source plug-ins, third party tools and frameworks.

    Completely rebuilt and re-architected to take advantage of Eclipse, JBuilder 2007 combines the

    advantages of an open platform with JBuilder’s trademark enterprise-class functionality, ease-of-use and

    productivity, including collaborative capabilities that help developers and organizations more effectively

    manage complex projects across teams and locations. Defined by the following themes, JBuilder 2007

    key capabilities include:

    • VELOCITY – JBuilder 2007 comes with a palette of proven JBuilder productivity tools, newly enhanced to deliver more than ever. The complete graphical development workbench now

    provides two-way visual SOA Web Services and EJB development, support for the latest Java

    technologies and AppServer™ platforms, plus full Java UML 2.0 modeling with round-trip

    LiveSource. There’s also JBuilder Optimizeit™ for performance tuning and advanced debugging.

    • BALANCE – JBuilder 2007 helps organizations manage and balance complex development projects across teams and locations, and across open source and proprietary software.

    TeamInsight is an innovative collaboration foundation that lets organizations leverage best of

    breed solutions for source code management, requirements, bug tracking and project

    management. To manage the application lifecycle, JBuilder 2007 integrates with popular Borland

    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products including Together® and StarTeam®, also

    based on Eclipse.

    • CONFIDENCE – A trusted commercial solution, JBuilder 2007 establishes confidence in the software development process. JBuilder 2007 embraces and integrates the most popular open

    source plug-ins, tools and frameworks, all within a certified and managed turnkey development

    solution that organizations of any size can rely on.

    JBuilder 2007 extends the value of Java and open source resources for individual, small business, and

    enterprise developers worldwide. Developers already familiar with Eclipse will benefit from the broad

    support for various OSS and commercial application servers in JBuilder 2007, in addition to integrated

    performance tuning and management capabilities. Other unique features include LiveSource Java visual

    source code modeling, Optimizeit Java Code Profiling, source code audits and metrics, refactoring and the

    complete TeamInsight agile open source development and deployment stack.

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    What’s New in JBuilder 2007?

    The latest release of the leading Java IDE, JBuilder 2007 is the first application server-independent

    enterprise class IDE built on open source Eclipse. It provides all the economic benefits of an open source

    platform, with the reliability of a trusted, turnkey solution provider. JBuilder 2007 is packed with new

    features that dramatically accelerate the complete development process; with a new visual EJB™

    designer, enhanced distributed development and collaboration tools, and powerful code quality assurance

    features.

    New in 2007, ProjectAssist dramatically reduces the time and complexity to create new team and project

    definitions. Wizards facilitate new installations, and allow assimilation of existing installations for source

    code management, defect tracking, requirements management, project planning and more.

    New TeamInsight enhances collaborative development with its centralized portal that allows team

    members to monitor project activity for the source code repository, track recent check-ins, view quality

    metrics, even view live burn-down charts for project progress.

    Enhanced for 2007 is Optimizeit 2007 for Eclipse for memory and CPU profiling and debugging which

    helps to ensure error free code. Optimizeit Profiler provides high-level performance-related data displayed

    in real time. Optimizeit Thread Debugger displays the progress of all threads running within the Virtual

    Machine. Optimizeit Code Coverage provides a real-time class coverage data to quickly see the coverage

    for each class.

    Versions of JBuilder 2007

    JBuilder 2007 is available in three versions to meet the varying needs of developers and organizations:

    JBuilder