Borland JBuilder Makes Agile Work of Java Apps
Borland Software released this week an upgrade to JBuilder, Java integrated
development environment, Borland JBuilder 2006 includes new capabilities designed
to help software teams more effectively collaborate in real time, even across
geographic boundaries, with new peer-to-peer developer collaboration features
and integrated application lifecycle support for requirements management, source
code management and unit testing.
In addition, the company introduced a new version of its Optimizeit application
performance management toolkit, Borland's latest solution for isolating and
resolving performance hazards during the development of J2EE(R) applications.
Both JBuilder and Optimizeit are important components of Borland's application
lifecycle management solution and the new versions being are tightly integrated
with other Borland ALM products including the CaliberRM requirements management
solution, the company says.
JBuilder 2006 is designed with the unique needs of distributed teams in mind,
with new collaboration capabilities to help individuals and teams more effectively
work with outsourced, offshore, remote or distributed team members, Borland
says. New peer-to-peer collaboration features enable developers to jointly perform
code editing, visual design, and debugging tasks in real-time, whether they
are located in the next building or around the world. Distributed re-factoring
and change management capabilities automatically propagate local changes to
remote projects and provide automatic notification of changes to requirements.
Borland says: Agile programming methodologies, which include the Extreme Programming
approach, seek to mitigate the risk and impact of change in the development
process to the extent software teams can harness change for their customers'
competitive advantage. Because they advocate close collaboration between the
development team and business experts with frequent face-to-face communication,
agile methods have traditionally been relegated to smaller, highly local, self-organizing
teams. JBuilder 2006 brings agile capabilities to larger and more distributed
development teams by enabling them to use pair programming techniques through
real-time, peer-to-peer collaboration. Using JBuilder 2006, two or more programmers
can work together, collaborate on the same design, algorithm, code or test,
address difficult challenges and generate new ideas.
JBuilder 2006 will be available in mid-September, and Optimizeit 2006 is available
now. For more information, go to Borland