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Borland Software on Tuesday will unveil a major upgrade to its JBuilder IDE. The release, however, comes amid uncertainty regarding the future of commercial Java IDEs, in large part because the open source Eclipse consortium continues to provide so much advanced technology to developers for free.
Borland JBuilder 2006 boasts peer-to-peer developer collaboration, new Java standards support, and productivity gains. At the same time, Borland, like rival BEA Systems, plans in the future to base its IDE on the Eclipse platform and its open source IDE.
Borland officials believe JBuilder will maintain market presence by offering features that Eclipse does not yet …