George, thanks a lot for your reply.
I am actually trying to decide which of WebGain Studio, IBM VisualAge, JBuilder and CodeWarrior is the best for building our solution on WebLogic Server. After reading some reviews on the above products I came to the conclusion that WebGain and JBuilder are the best for what we need to do.
I fully agree with what you say about productivity and meeting deadlines, so the only issue we have is to make the right choice.
I have compiled the following list of pros and cons:
Good Database connectivity
Bundled with Dreamweaver
Integrates with 3rd party configuration management tool.
Provides EJB functionality
Wizards provide inefficient code
Reports suggest it can be flaky.
Borland JBuilder Pro.
Cheaper than WebGain
Good cross platform support
Possible heavy system requirements (512Mb RAM Dual Processor - PC, not server !)
No EJB support
Cannot integrate with 3rd party config management tool.
Do you or anyone else have any comment on that? Any more info (bad/good experiences) for any of these products will be very much appreciated.