Sun Microsystems is integrating the Describe Unified Modelling Language design software from Embarcadero Technologies with its Sun Java Studio Enterprise.
The company said that the model-driven analysis and design module will support major phases of the development lifecycle.
These include reverse engineering and documentation of code, user interaction and process modelling, through to code generation and deployment of applications.
Sun explained that the deal is part of a long-term initiative to create a visual modelling framework for enterprises to increase development using Sun Java Studio Enterprise.
Joe Keller, vice president of marketing for Java web services and development platforms at Sun, said in a statement: "The incorporation of Describe will add significant extra muscle to our award-winning Java Studio line, allowing us to attract a whole new class of developer."
Cameron Skinner, Embarcadero's chief architect of application development tools, added: "Sun's decision to include Describe in Sun Java Studio Enterprise represents a win for developers looking to leverage visual modelling throughout the entire development lifecycle."
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