I just read this news story - seems like Borland finally decided to put JBuilder to rest, they are looking for buyers, but I don't see who would buy it.
So if you are a JBuilder user ï¿½ it's time to start looking around for your next Java IDE and I think JDeveloper is exactly what you are looking for. It's the only Free IDE with the set of features that you are used to.
Developers who come from JBuilder want more than just a good Java editor (i.e. Eclipse or InteliJ), they want something that will let them do the full J2EE thing. They want the ability to visually model their Java classes and EJBs, they want a visual page flow for Struts, they want monitoring tools for their code performance, they want Swing components that know how to access a database. They want to be able to deploy to multiple application servers and more.
They will get all of these in JDeveloper and more.
And you know what, you might even recognize some names, after all back in the beginning of times, JDeveloper was derived from JBuilder, this changed in 2001 when JDeveloper was rewritten from scratch in Java. But some of the names are still there.
Like the jpr extension for a project, or the Jbinit method for a swing application and probably some other things as well.
So JBuilder users, welcome aboard - get your free JDeveloper copy here: