FrontierSuite us a development environment/platform for building portable J2EE applications, deployable across any J2EE/JDO/J2SE platform and any JDBC/JCA compliant data source. Version 2.4 adds support for more leading application servers and RDBMS, mapping of single objects/entity beans to multiple tables and more.
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FrontierSuite 2.4 is released with increased features, extended support for third party tools and enhanced user friendliness. With this new release, FrontierSuite lives up to its commitment of providing a comprehensive solution for enterprises with the need to build reliable and scalable enterprise applications. It brings the vision of vendor independence closer to reality with its support for industry leading application servers and RDBMSs and answers the need of enterprises that want to reuse existing enterprise data and application code.
With a new modularized approach designed to focus on the customer needs, FrontierSuite is offered in three flavors, FrontierSuite for building new applications (FrontierSuite), FrontierSuite for Reverse Engineering (Frontier ReModeler) and FrontierSuite for CMP for J2EE applications (Frontier DeployDirect). The new features for these are explained below.
New features common to FrontierSuite, Frontier ReModeler and Frontier DeployDirect:
Support for Orion application server.
CMP can be provided for J2EE applications in Orion application server. With this addition, the CMP of FrontierSuite can be availed in WebLogic , WebSphere, JBoss, HP AS and Orbix E2A J2EE application servers in addition to the Orion application server.
Context sensitive on-line Help.
FrontierSuite2.4 release now comes with context sensitive on-line help for all the components of FrontierSuite.
MDI (Multiple Document Interface) user interface.
FrontierSuite now uses MDI architecture for displaying multiple components within the same window with independent scrolling controls. Each component of FrontierSuite opened for a model is shown in a separate tab in the same parent window. Working with multiple models simultaneously is much more easier now.
The features that are specific to the different approaches are listed below:
Integration with Paradigm Plus and Together modeling tools.
Models designed in Paradigm Plus and Together can now be imported into FrontierSuite with ease. This adds to the existing support for Rational Rose and provides users the flexibility to work with different products that they are comfortable with and reuse that effort seamlessly in FrontierSuite. The integration is very simple and allows extraction of models from these modeling tools in an XMI format compatible with FrontierSuite.
Enhanced O/R mapping capabilities
Collapsed Mapping support.
It is now possible to map an entire inheritance hierarchy of classes into a single table in the RDBMS. This allows for easier and faster access to data, improving application performance. With the existing support for Vertical and Horizontal mapping, the choices for mapping inheritance hierarchies are complete and mapping of any type can be chosen to satisfy varying needs such as speed of access, space constraints etc.
Mapping a single java class to multiple tables.
A single java class can now be mapped to multiple tables in the database, providing the option of splitting big java classes into multiple tables in the RDBMS.
Complete life cycle management
Complete life cycle management of the relational and object models is supported, with automatic updation of the object model with any modifications carried out in the relational model and vice versa. This in conjunction with the synchronization facility provides a powerful solution to changing data models and applications during development stages.
JCA based connectivity to stored procedures.
Stored procedures in the RDBMS can be accessed through JCA based connectivity, allowing reuse of legacy code in new applications.
Synchronization with RDBMS
With this new feature, it is possible to synchronize the relational schema with any new entities added in the relational model and vice versa. This is a powerful feature that allows developers to enhance the existing data model with new additions in the form of tables, indexes and relations between objects without affecting the integrity of the existing enterprise data.
Support for views
Views in the underlying RDBMS can be reverse engineered in java classes, supporting data abstraction and security at the relational level.
New features like support for working with multiple models at the same time and a list of recently opened models providing instant access to recent work etc make it easier for users to work in Frontier ReModeler.
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