Mumbai: Sybase (www.sybase.com) has announced the availability of PowerJ 4.0, a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) supporting complete application and component-level development, deployment and monitoring/maintenance for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition platform. PowerJ supports the popular Sybase Enterprise Application Server and solutions powered by EAServer, including Sybase Enterprise Portal.
"IS managers everywhere are particularly concerned about developer productivity. With this new version of our advanced development environment, they can now actually automate the tedious development process with 'skeletal code' and speed up deployment of new e-business applications," says Sybase India country manager V T Mathew.
Sybase PowerJ 4.0 supports the Sybase Enterprise Application Server and features a new application server view and application server backward compatibility with existing application servers.
PowerJ 4.0 provides seamless integration with Sybase EAServer to save testing and deployment time and costs and support for the J2EE platform to ensure openness and portability. In addition, PowerJ 4.0 has an improved and intuitive Multiple Document Interface GUI consistent with other Sybase design and development products, further improving developer productivity and streamlining development. These integration and automation upgrades allow developers to focus their efforts on the creative tasks of application development, and ultimately lower development costs.
PowerJ 4.0 offers new features, including a new Application Server View and Application Server Backwards Compatibility with existing application servers, allowing developers in one version of PowerJ to build, test and deploy applications to already deployed application servers of different versions. Also, an additional development paradigm lends increased flexibility for advanced Java developers.
Additional new features of PowerJ 4.0 include:
- JPDA (Java Programmers Debugging Architecture) is robust and powerful. Developers will quickly adapt to this debugging architecture, as it is the recognised standard used by most major IDEs.
- EJB 2.0 and J2EE v.1.3 Support. PowerJ® 4.0 supports these industry standards. They are highly scalable and the choice for e-business development.
- New XML-Based Workspaces. Many development environments are enhanced by a variety of IDEs, open-source utilities and custom utilities that form an organisation-specific development environment. The new XML-based workspace in PowerJ enables easy integration into your organisation-specific development environments, allowing individual or group developers to utilise the productivity of PowerJ while complying to your organisation proven development practices.
Sybase is the enterprise infrastructure company that bridges heterogeneous technologies. With an industry-leading enterprise portal, mobile and wireless solutions, essential integration products, and high performance database management systems, Sybase is one of the largest independent software companies in the world.
Sybase has been operating in India since 1989, and presently serves over 2,000 customers in the country. Major customers in India include: the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Raymond group, Development Credit Bank, HDFC Bank, IOB, Tata AIG, BSE, Tata Teleservices, Kotak Mahindra and ICICI.