Borland Software has upgraded its JBuilder IDE (integrated development environment) platform, as it ponders handing more support to the open source Eclipse development consortium.
Borland JBuilder 2006 comes with peer-to-peer developer support along with enhanced Java support, and promises productivity gains.
The upgrade comes as Borland prepares to follow rival BEA Systems in offering greater support to the open source Eclipse development project.
Peloton, the forthcoming Eclipse-based version of JBuilder, is due in the first half of next year. This release will include JBuilder’s collaboration and application lifecycle management features.
But Borland believes JBuilder 2006 will maintain market share by offering features not included in Eclipse.