OrbixBuilder is based
on the CORBA standard for distributed objects, turning popular builders
such as Symantec's Visual Cafe for Java and Microsoft's Visual C++ into
enterprise application builders. Black & White's ERAD solution combines the
ease of use of leading visual tools with the power and scalability of
CORBA-based distributed objects.
OrbixBuilder allows developers to simultaneously create CORBA
application components in Java and C++ using a common set of integrated
tools and online documentation. New features include wizards for
configuring CORBA clients and servers, a visual CORBA naming service
browser, integration via Symantec's Open API specification, online manuals,
and a common registry of CORBA tools allowing easy access from within the
Symantec and Microsoft builders.
OrbixBuilder includes the following ERAD features which behave as
natural extensions to any supported application builder:
- IDL Editor. Edit interface descriptions; visually compile using any IDL
compiler; locate coding errors by simply clicking on error messages.
- Interface Repository (IFR) Browser and Code Generator. View server
interface details across multiple hosts; automatically generate Java and
C++ for remote object binding and method invocation; enforce
project-specific coding conventions.
- Application Configuration Wizards. Easily create and customize CORBA
projects within Symantec Visual Cafe for Java and Microsoft Visual C++.
- Deployment Configuration. Register and configure servers in CORBA
Implementation Repositories across multiple hosts; view execution status
of live servers.
- "GUI Glue". Create CORBA objects using the standard Graphical User
Interface capabilities of Cafe and Visual C++; generate application code
that is CORBA- and IIOP-enabled.
- Naming Service Browser. Browse and modify the CORBA Naming Service
- Object Request Broker. Build distributed applications with market-
leading ORBs. A full developer's license of IONA's Orbix or OrbixWeb is
included in the OrbixBuilder package.
- Online Manuals. Quickly find product usage information in the HTML-
based product documentation; easily navigate between Java and C++
- Visual Tutorials. Accelerate the CORBA learning curve.
- Visual Cafe. OrbixBuilder for Java also includes a copy of Symantec
Visual Cafe PDE.