List OF Alternative Software For JBuilder

If you are a Java Developer and looking for a powerful Java IDE, then Embarcadero’s JBuilder® is one of your solution. Using JBuilder you can improve your code quality, performance, team productivity as well as individual productivity and at the same time better the comprehension of your existing code or also write better new code.

JBuilder enables Java developers to build, test, optimize, deploy, and maintain enterprise-scale applications. This edition includes support for application profiling and performance tuning, visual EJB and Web services development, UML modeling, code audits and metrics, creating Swing UI’s, and Application Factories to increase code reuse and productivity.

However, a copy of JBuilder costs you close to $1500 in the US of A.

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List of alternative software to Borland /Embarcadero’s JBuilder:

1> Open Source IDE For Java / C / C++ Applications – NetBeans.

Free, Open Source IDE For Java / C / C++ Applications

NetBeans provides you an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for producing Java and C/C++ applications. NetBeans can help you build complex J2EE applications through its support for major J2EE application server products. It also has other features such as profiler, GUI builder, CVS support and support for J2ME.

The NetBeans IDE is available for various operating systems such as Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac. The application platform provided with NetBeans helps you to build enterprise, web, mobile and desktop applications using variety of platforms and tools such as Ajax, Ruby, PHP, JavaFX, Java, JavaScript and C/C++.

The latest version of NetBeans has several new functionalities such as new instant messaging with better features, issue tracking integration in the IDE, full support for JIRA, fantastic C/C++ profiling, web application development with PHP 5.3 and Symfony framework and various improvements on JavaFX projects like better code completion, hints and navigation.

Being an Open Source software, NetBeans can be downloaded and used free of cost. The download happens in one piece and you get the module based standard development environment in one attempt without the need for any additional plug-ins.

The IDE has a new set of functionalities including the capability to create a J2EE application and then deploy it after adding EJB and Web modules. You can also form Session Beans, Message-Driven Beans and Entity Beans.

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What are Tape Drives and where are tape drives used ?

Earlier I spoke about Tape Libraries and its usage, today I’ll speak a bit about Tape drives and where they are use.

Tape drive is a data storage device which is used to read and write data that is stored on a magnetic tape. Tape drives are also known as ‘streamers’. Typically, Tape Drives are used for archival storage of data stored on hard drives.

The data capacities on these tape drives ranges from a few megabytes to several gigabytes. Their transfer speeds also vary considerably. Today you can find Fast tape drives in the market which can transfer as much as 20MB per second.

Tape drives come with sequential-access of data, which makes it slower to read/write data. ie..A tape drive spends significant amount of time winding tape between reels to read any piece of data on the drive. The advantage of hard disk drives over tape drives are that they allow random-access to data. ie..the read/write head moves to any random part of disk platters in a jiff. Thus rendering tape drives slow in the average seek time. however, regardless of slow seek time, they can stream data to tape very quickly.

The interfaces used to connect tape drives to a computer are SCSI, IDE, SATA, USB, FireWire to name a few. Tape drives assist autoloaders and tape libraries in loading, unloading and storing multiple tapes to increase their archiving capacity. So i guess its safe to say that tape drives have certain uses and are not outdated in some respects.