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Gosling Announces "Code-Aware" Collaboration As Sun Releases JSE 7 Beta

Gosling Announces "Code-Aware" Collaboration As Sun Releases JSE 7 Beta

The next release of Sun Java Studio Enterprise is packed with features designed to make development a more transparent and communal effort, with features that tie distributed teams together, and enables the rapid communication of ideas using visual models. Sun Java Studio Enterprise 7 also contains comprehensive support for the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

With "Code-Aware" Collaboration, Sun enables distributed teams to work dynamically together, thereby maximizing productivity. Sun has created an environment designed to bring about the kind of interaction that usually occurs when developers work alongside one another. A range of tools, like instant-messaging capabilities, enables information to change hands as smoothly and naturally as possible.

"Code-Aware Collaboration takes team development to a new and inspirational level," said James Gosling, chief technology officer for the Developer Platforms Group at Sun. "In the past, teams spread across an organization or around the world tended to be focused on individual units of code. This technology will enable them to work together to capture collective innovation, rapidly iterate and drive the delivery of complex applications more quickly than ever before."

With UML-enabled support, developers can use visual models to create "blueprints" describing applications. This way, the learning curve is reduced and it introduces ideas to multiple personnel faster than any other way thought possible. Products are supported with the fully integrated UML, from the beginning of the development life cycle, beginning with reverse engineering on through code documentation.

Java Studio Enterprise 7 introduces a new feature, called Application Profiler that allows for the selective profiling of an application's performance developed using Java Studio Enterprise suite. This feature focuses on Web applications and applications developed using the integrated Web Application Framework, which provides rapid application development (RAD) features. Using this tool, developers can ultimately deliver faster transaction throughput, which translates to better end user experiences.

Pricing for Java Studio Enterprise 7 is very compelling, with Sun offering yearly licenses to enterprises for $5 per employee, or a flat fee lasting perpetually for $1895. The product runs on both Solaris and Windows.

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