New Dev Tools Showcased at JavaOne
Many vendors are exhibiting their wares--new products, new services, or new technologies--at this year''s JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. Get a glimpse of these vendor highlights.
Numerous companies are participating in this year's JavaOne conference in San Francisco by exhibiting new releases, new extensions, improved services, and even new technologies. Some highlights include UML and modeling tools, tools to automate builds and unit tests, tools to find and fix errors, and more. Stay tuned for more product news throughout the week.
Agitar Software (booth 734) is showcasing Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard. Agitator helps software development teams implement automated unit testing to improve software quality and reduce overall software lifecycle costs. The Agitar Management Dashboard helps development teams allocate resources by allowing them to monitor and manage developer testing.
Agitar Software Inc.
Altova (booth 401) recently introduced UModel 2005, a new UML 2.0 modeling tool that, in addition to its diagramming capability, generates Java code and provides reverse engineering and round-tripping functionality. UModel 2005 provides context-sensitive entry helpers, color-coding, cascading styles, customizable design elements, multiple layout views, and unlimited undo/redo. Altova also provides XML development tools, including XMLSpy and MapForce. XMLSpy is an XML development environment for modeling, editing, debugging, and transforming XML technologies and automatically generates runtime code in multiple programming languages. MapForce is an XML database, flat file, and EDI data mapping tool for advanced integration projects that converts data on the fly and auto-generates custom data conversion code in XSLT, XQuery, Java, C++, and C#.
Borland is announcing a major upgrade to its Together modeling suite for the Eclipse platform, Together for Eclipse 2006, which will include several significant UML-centric feature enhancements to advance model-driven architecture design. In addition, the upgrade will include capabilities for business process modeling (BPM). Borland is also presenting sessions on new JBuilder enhancements that improve individual productivity and team collaboration, as well as facilitate distributed development and agile programming; on enhancing skills around the Eclipse development environment; and on extending today's leading Java IDEs.
Catalyst Systems Corporation
Catalyst Systems Corporation (booth 622) is announcing the latest version of Openmake, its set of tools for automated build management. Openmake replaces difficult-to-manage scripts with object-type oriented, Perl-based, reusable build control files that allow developers to quickly and easily craft a customized build framework without having to write custom scripts or build classes. Developers begin by choosing from an extensive list of predefined build types, with the option of modifying the templates as desired. Openmake is compatible with a variety of development languages and tools environments including Eclipse-based solutions such as IBM WebSphere Studio. Openmake integrates with version control systems from Rational, Serena, and others.
Catalyst Systems Corporation
Compuware Corporation (booth 515) is releasing Compuware OptimalJ 4.0, the latest version of the company's enterprise Java development solution. This version includes new process-modeling functionality and support for the Eclipse open source development platform. Enhancements to OptimalJ 4.0 make it possible for IT organizations to more quickly and productively deliver higher-quality enterprise Java applications. Compuware OptimalJ is the centerpiece of Compuware's advanced development solution that combines methodology, technology, and professional services to enable Java development teams to deliver SOAs. This release extends OptimalJ's automation capabilities and incorporates role-based functionality that enables development teams to implement applications using a pragmatic MDA approach.
In Fall 2005, Enerjy Software (booth 1501) plans release a new product that will allow development managers to meet the code quality challenge without having to give up productivity because of learning curves or team downtime. Citing development managers as the most underserved segment of the development community, Enerjy CEO Nigel Cheshire said they shoulder the burden for code quality and standards, but have not been given the tools necessary to succeed. Enerjy Software provides solutions that are designed to take the guesswork out of ensuring the quality of Java code.
Identify Software (booth 533) offers AppSight J2EE 6.0, a comprehensive solution for J2EE application problem resolution. Its patented AppSight Black Box software monitors application execution and captures synchronized, real-time logs of user actions, system events, performance metrics, configuration data, and code execution flow, similar to the way in which a "black box" flight recorder on an aircraft captures a real-time record of a flight. This enhanced version introduces context-specific tracing and recording to give users the ability to compare two different server environments and pinpoint the root cause of configuration problems in J2EE servers.
OPNET Technologies (booth 329) is showcasing OPNET Panorama, a new solution that provides real-time performance analysis of complex J2EE and .NET applications by monitoring system and application metrics within each server across all tiers. It uses advanced deviation tracking and correlation technologies to automatically spot abnormal vs. normal behavior, and it automates the manual analysis of thousands of application and system metrics across multiple tiers to identify sources of performance problems or potential choke points. It then notifies IT staff or third-party trouble-ticketing systems proactively when performance thresholds are violated.
Parasoft Corporation (booth 718) provides automated error prevention solutions for Web services and software development. It is showcasing the recent release of SOAPtest 4.0, which offers penetration testing as an integrated component of a comprehensive, automated Web services testing suite. SOAPtest can validate the reliability, compliance, and performance of business-critical Web services deployments. Additional key features include support for UDDI Registry, WS-Addressing, and WS-ReliableMessaging.