What other features will Borland be working on to make SOA/web services development and deployment easier for Java/J2EE architects and developers?
In the future you might expect [several improvements]:Read the interview: Borland's SOA Push: JBuilder 2005 and Beyond
1. We're looking at doing more work on web service/SOA audit tools. Today, in JBuilder 2005, while we have audits that check for various accounting styles, and added plug-ins to check for security styles, we don't have any automatic audits for dealing with how to tell a developer to build more coarse-grained [code].
So, internally, we're thinking we might want to add audits, or guidance, that would scan code to tell the developer, "You can service this as a web service if you want, but be aware that you have 17 parameters in your method call. So, web servicing this may not be the wisest way of doing it."
2. We're also thinking more about improving message-oriented debugging. We're moving toward an "extensible debugger view " for developers. And that's because once you move to SOA you're not necessarily going to want to set break points at lines of Java code, you're going to want to set break points at this message arriving with these characteristics; and
3. We are working closely with other vendors and The Middleware Company in developing SOA Blueprints.