News from JavaOne: Borland announces enhanced J2EE optimization toolset

As part of Borland's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) approach to providing optimization from development and testing through production, the company has announced a new version of Optimizeit ServerTrace 3 for J2EE.

The new tool, unveiled on the first day of JavaOne 2004 in San Francisco, is designed to remedy performance problems that plague J2EE applications, according to George Paolini, vice president and general manager of developer tools at Borland.

Borland's uniform tools suite approach was endorsed by Glenn O'Donnell, program director at Meta Group. 'Application performance management is rapidly evolving from simple aggregate response monitoring to leverage a deeper understanding of internal application structure and behavior,' he said in a statement.

Speaking to ADT on the eve of the JavaOne show, Lax Sakalkale, senior product line manager for development tools at Borland, said the new features of Optimizeit ServerTrace 3 will allow QA and performance engineers to quickly find defects and bugs, log them automatically and get a snapshot of the problem so that they can be fixed. He also sees the integrated Borland approach as a boon for developers.

'The consistency that developers will get will improve their productivity,' Sakalkale said. 'They have Optimizeit Suite on their developer desktop, ServerTrace 3 in their QA, ServerTrace3 in their performance staging lab and then they have ServerTrace 3 in their production. It's a pretty consistent workflow for performance diagnostics.'

Optimizeit ServerTrace 3 integrates with 'all leading J2EE application servers' and supports Windows, Solaris, Linux, IBM AIX and HP-UX, according to the Borland announcement. The company said the product is scheduled to be generally available in August 2004. More information is available at

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