COMPUTER software development, INFORMATION technology, and SOFTWARE engineering
Focuses on how information technology project prototyping becomes critical. Information on prototyping; Reasons for the uselessness of software prototypes; Importance of building a pilot implementation.
PROGRAMMING languages, DATABASES, INTERNET programming, JAVA (Computer program language), and COMPUTER files
The article discusses how Java Studio Creator empowers developers to design dazzling applications. Recently, however, some new technologies -- informally referred to as J2EZ -- have appeared, demonstrating that vendors are beginning to get the message. One of the first tools to deliver easier enterprise development is Sun's Java Studio Creator (JSC) which, although narrowly focused on the client-facing portion, provides conspicuous productivity benefits. High-level languages, CASE tools, code generators, scripting languages, and drag-and-drop programming were all part of this effort. Sun's use of JSF is particularly evident in JSC, a tool that helps developers tie great Web interfaces to EJBs and databases. In the background, these actions are generating code. A single mouse click and the generated code is compiled and run on the included Java application server. This produces a true iterative prototyping cycle. JSC includes a copy of NetBeans for all this code-level work. Code changes made to JSPs are immediately reflected in the drag-and- drop interface and vice versa. Finally, the product screams to be a plug-in to Eclipse and NetBeans. At only $99 per year, per developer, however, it is hard to complain about any of these drawbacks.