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Product: JBuilder X Enterprise Edition
Company: Borland
Estimated Street Price: $3,500.00
Review By: Lin Jiaqi

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features - Part 1
3: Features - Part 2
4: Features - Part 3

5: Support & Documentation
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Borland JBuilder X.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 85%
Interface: 98%
Ease of Use:
Performance: 88%
Features: 98%
Stability: 95%
Price: 90%
Debugging: 95%
Online Help System: 80%
Extensibility: 95%
Overall: 92.9%

Upgrading from JBuilder 9 is not necessary, in my opinion. A lot of the features mentioned in the review are included with version 9 of the IDE and forking out money for the upgrade is just not fully justified. Upgrading from all other versions of JBuilder is highly recommended. The vast array of new features that you will be exposed to means increased productivity and smoother workflow. Bundle in support for all major application servers, basic UML modeling and ease when it comes to programming web services.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 92.9%
Version Reviewed JBuilder X - Enterprise Edition
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? CDs, Manual
The Good Points Improved workflow
Integrated set of tools
Versatile development environment
Good phone support
Increased support for EJB and Web Services
The Bad Points Weak online documentation and feedback system
Tend to run slowly at times
Reviewers Specs

Pentium III 1.13Ghz
Gigabyte GA-6VEM Motherboard
1Ghz Kingston Value Ram
Western Digital 100Gig Hard Disk Drive with 8mb Buffer
Creative Extigy
Creative Inspire 5.1 5300 Speakers

PC Required

• 512 MB RAM recommended minimum
• 768 MB RAM recommended
• 760 MB hard disk space recommended minimum
(includes space required during install)

• Intel® Pentium® III/500 MHz or higher (or compatible)
• Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4), Windows XP, or NT 4.0 (SP6a)

• Intel Pentium III/500 MHz or higher (or compatible)
• Red Hat® Linux 7.3 with default GNOME™ or KDE desktop manager or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 2.1

• UltraSPARC® II or higher
• Solaris® 8 (2.8)


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