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Progress Software recently released the second version of its ProtoSpeed distributed application debugging and monitoring tool for testing and deploying Internet or intranet applications. ProtoSpeed is actually a combination of three related but distinct components: a protocol interaction monitor/debugger, the JWatch remote Java applet debugger from Intermetrics and an environment for creating custom network monitoring applications. Installation ProtoSpeed 2.0 is available now for Windows 95 and Windows NT, with a version for Solaris in beta testing. I reviewed the Windows version on an NT 4.0 system. ProtoSpeed installs quickly from the supplied CD-ROM. The only problem I had with installation was the step in configuring the location of my Java Development Kit. If you have multiple Java Development Kits installed on your machine, you must configure the location of y... (more)

Code Warrior

Since the introduction of Java and Sun's Java Development Kit over nine months ago, Mac users have been left out in the cold waiting for their turn to get the slick GUI development environments. Sun finally came out with the JDK for the Mac, and now Metrowerks, whose CodeWarrior development environment has dominated the Macintosh programming tool market, has extended its reach to include Java with the recent release of CodeWarrior Gold 9. In this issue the Java Developer's Journal will take a look at CodeWarrior Gold 9 and let you know how it stacks up. First Impressions CodeWar... (more)

Cerebellum 1.3

Cerebellum Software Inc. recently announced the latest release of their innovative data access middleware and query application development environment ­ Cerebellum 1.3, which replaces the tedium of coding SQL queries with a drag-and-drop visual programming approach. Using Cerebellum, queries are saved as agents, which are units of compiled Java code that communicate with data sources in their native tongue. These agents are managed by servers called agencies that mediate between the workstations that run the query­client applications. This middleware approach provides a unifie... (more)

Roaster Release 3

Roaster Release 3 is the latest version of the Java Macintosh development environment from Roaster Technologies, a spin-off of long-time Macintosh developer Natural Intelligence. As an early market leader with a year of interim developer releases, Roaster's Release 3 is a solid, fully-featured, professional-quality development environment that integrates a variety of tools including a project manager, a syntax-sensitive editor, a class source browser, a class tree viewer, an HTML documentation extractor, a compiler and a source-level debugger. Release 3 also includes a beta previ... (more)