Borland Software is to release JBuilder 2006, the latest incarnation of their Java integrated development environment. Many new features have been added, such as new peer-to-peer developer collaboration features, integrated application lifecycle support for requirements management, unit testing tools and much more. According to Borland, the new software will enable remote teams to build software with the same feel as if they were in the same room, and change management capabilities will automatically propagate local changes to remote projects.

"Software development has become more complex than ever, as IT organizations are driven to do more with less, platforms and standards multiply, and development teams cross geographies and time zones," said Boz Elloy, senior vice president of products at Borland. "In order to thrive in this new era, developers have to be able to work in unison, as a team, regardless of where they are."