|Differences between XDEV 3 and Eclipse & Co
What mainly differentiates XDEV 3 from conventional Java development environments such as Eclipse is its comprehensive toolset for Rapid Application Development (RAD). The XDEV 3 RAD concept provides a wide variety of key basic functions for developing database applications and GUIs which Java developers ordinarily have to program themselves, costing both time and money. The XDEV 3 RAD-features streamline and simplify Java application development, thereby saving you a ton of programming work, turbo-charging your development, and drastically cutting your development and maintenance costs. As XDEV 3 works much the same as Access, Oracle Forms and other 4GL tools, it is easy to begin using XDEV 3.
The XDEV 3 GUI-Builder lets you design Java Swing interfaces as quickly and easily as if you were using a graphics program. Every GUI component can be inserted into the workspace via drag & drop and then positioned exactly where you want it (pixel-exact). The designing of forms takes no time at all and can even be automatically generated from tables. Even complex master-detail views are amazingly easy to generate. The innovative Layout Assistant also makes it easy to use the Layout Manager. The XDEV 3 GUI-Builder can easily be expanded using your own or third-party components. Multilingual user interfaces also do not present a problem. You do not need to know a single thing about Java to develop the user interface with XDEV 3; the GUI-Builder generates all of the Java code for you automatically. You will not have to write a single line of Java code - not even for the most complicated of user interfaces.
|XDEV Application Framework
The XDEV Application Framework and the GUI-Builder are the main components of the XDEV 3 RAD concept. The framework provides the basic architecture and infrastructure for the GUIs and database applications, thereby freeing you from a wide variety of tasks that every programmer usually has to take care of himself/herself such as data links, processing of query results (result sets), transaction management and data encryption. The framework also has a compact function library (XAPI) which contains a multitude of functions that will make it much easier to access databases, files, internal memory, user interfaces and external applications. The XDEV Application Framework is open source software.
When you use XDEV 3, the transition from simple RAD development with drag & drop to conventional Java programming is seamless. You can add features at any time to XDEV 3 that you would like to have - or remove features you donít want to use - modifying them as you like or implementing them yourself in Java. You can also seamlessly integrate any Java API into your project. For this purpose, XDEV 3 offers all of the key functions of a traditional Java IDE.
|Wide scope of possible projects
Using XDEV 3 you can develop any conceivable database application such as
and many more.
More so than any other Java IDE, XDEV 3 is ideally suitable for quick and easy porting of key business applications to Java.
XDEV 3 is specifically oriented towards