Press Release: CodeGear™ Enhances JBuilder® IDE with Instantiations Swing GUI Designer
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – March 17, 2008 – CodeGear, a leader in developer tools, today announced it has teamed with Instantiations, Inc., a leading provider of software quality and productivity solutions, to fully integrate the Instantiations Swing Designer visual layout tools into CodeGear JBuilder, making it the first commercial Java IDE to include this technology. The companies are demonstrating the technology this week at the EclipseCon™ 2008 Conference in Santa Clara, California.
Java developers using JBuilder will now be able to quickly construct more sophisticated and reliable Swing-based graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that enhance the user experience for enterprise applications. In addition, JBuilder developers will have complete control over how they develop their GUI code as a result of Swing Designer’s bi-directional code generation, round-trip editing capabilities, and comprehensive support for Swing layouts, controls, containers, and other capabilities.
CodeGear plans to offer Swing Designer as a fully integrated feature of its Java IDE with the introduction of JBuilder 2008 later this year. For customers eager to get started with this new capability now, CodeGear is currently offering a promotional bundle of the Instantiations Swing Designer with any new or upgrade purchase of JBuilder 2007.
"There is a great deal of innovation coming from Eclipse Foundation members like CodeGear and Instantiations," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation. "Combining the individual innovation from these two member companies into an integrated offering allows developers to make more productive use of the Eclipse platform, and is a perfect example of our vision in action."
JBuilder 2007 is an IDE built on the open source Eclipse framework, which makes collaborative development of Java SE, Java EE, and Web-based applications faster and more reliable. It combines the advantages of the Eclipse framework with innovative rapid application development (RAD) functionality, ease-of-use and productivity, and team development capabilities that help developers and organizations more effectively manage complex projects across locations and teams.
Instantiations Swing Designer is designed exclusively for the Eclipse framework. With the fully integrated Swing Designer, Java developers using JBuilder can quickly and visually create rich user interfaces, easily add controls using drag-and-drop, add event handlers to controls, and change properties of controls using a familiar object inspector. Unlike alternative solutions, the Swing Designer transparently handles code generation without proprietary markers or fragile intermediate files.
“Swing Designer has been meeting the needs of Java developers since 2004, enabling them to create rock-solid user interfaces for enterprise applications,” said Mike Taylor, Instantiations CEO. “Combining Swing Designer, part of our WindowBuilder product family, with CodeGear JBuilder gives Java developers an unparalleled and powerful development platform.”
“We’re all familiar with the Java GUI solutions of late which are either feature light, too fragile, or inject proprietary footprints. Java GUI developers have been vocal about wanting a more advanced out-of-the-box GUI construction experience and feature set that is easy-to-use and fully source-code driven,” said Michael Swindell, CodeGear Vice President of Products and Strategy. “We’ve integrated the Instantiations Swing Designer into JBuilder to meet these expectations, and are excited to be the only Java IDE vendor to have such an offering.”
For more information on CodeGear’s JBuilder product line, visit www.codegear.com/products/jbuilder
or come by CodeGear Booth 102 at EclipseCon.
Instantiations serves professional software development organizations by focusing its products and services on improving quality, productivity and time-to-market. This innovation is backed by more than 20 years of helping global companies reap the benefits of leading-edge software technology. Instantiations is a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation. Based in Portland, Ore., Instantiations is led by a team of internationally recognized pioneers in software development technology. The company has been named as one the fastest-growing Oregon companies and has been ranked among the top 100 companies influencing software development. For more information, visit www.instantiations.com or come by Instantiations Booth 100 at EclipseCon.
CodeGear from Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) delivers innovative, high-productivity development tools for a wide spectrum of software developers ranging from individuals to enterprise teams. CodeGear products enable developers to freely develop on their platform of choice while focusing on simplifying complex technologies and tasks so they can concentrate on application design, not infrastructure, to enable on-time project delivery. With more than 3.2 million users in more than 29 countries, CodeGear supports some of the most demanding vertical industries including financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and government. To learn more about CodeGear and its products, visit www.codegear.com. CodeGear. Where Developers Matter.
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