Borland Developers to Roll Out JBuilder 3.0

Rolling on in a month filled with turmoil, Inprise Corp.'s ( Borland arm announced version 3 of JBuilder, the company's development tool for building Java business and database applications. Touting comprehensive support for the latest Java 2 platform and Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), JBuilder 3.0 will be available for Windows next month.

Inprise started out the month asking for the resignations of its CEO Delbert Yocam and CFO Kathleen Fisher. Two weeks later the company welcomed Dale Fuller as the new interim CEO and is still on the prowl to fill Fisher's vacant spot. Inprise is showing its development team works without regard of what's going on upstairs by pushing out the latest edition to its development portfolio.

Competing with Symantec's VisualCafe and Microsoft's J++, Borland's JBuilder senior product manager Klaus Krull says Inrpise's product has never had a stronger position in the enterprise space. He says that by sticking with pure Java, keeping development platform independent, and working with the Java 2 standards set forth by Sun Microsystems Inc., JBuilder is gained the attention of many large corporations.

The product also includes visual tools and reusable components for rapidly creating platform-independent applications, servlets and applets; integrated and automated CORBA support for reducing the time and effort required to develop and deploy robust, highly-available CORBA clients, servers and servlets; and wizards and visual designers for creating reusable JavaBeans and EJBs. The product's open environment also supports JDK 1.1.x, JFC Swing components, JavaBeans, EJBs, CORBA, RMI, JDBC and corporate database servers.

Asides from the educational edition that Borland provides to Universities to teach students without the GUI, JBuilder comes in three versions: Standard, which is the basic application development tool; Professional, which provides database and servlet functionality as well as some source code; and the Enterprise version, which helps in building distributed applications. -- Brian Ploskina

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