||IDEs and similar features
||Allows you to view class hierarchy relationships, edit
code by the method and control code in a more granular format than files.
It also allows you to query the system for implementers, senders and class
references WITHOUT having to compile.
|Some file based IDEs allow you to browse relationships
only after a successful compile.
Other non-file based IDEs
allow this capability but they are proprietary and do not build and debug in the standard
Javatm format on files in a directory structure.
||Allows developers to query the system to see code
relationships before compilation.
||Some IDE support queries on compiled code only
|Full Text Searching
||Allows searching through a workspace or filtered packages
and classes, returned in and object browser.
||Some IDEs support only searching on the current file.
||Allows bookmarking of classes and method, for quick access
||Unique to the BrewMaster environment
||Allows developers to open Javadoctm
documentation straight from BrewMaster browsers.
||Most IDE leave it to the developer to have a browser open
on the side to view Javadoctm.
||Allows you to import .Java or .CLASS files so you can view
the the source or the APIs. It allows you to quickly analyze code for reuse.
||Most IDEs allow you to see source, but in a entire file.
.CLASS parsing is very useful for analysis.
|Building & Debugging
||BrewMaster allows you to compile with JDK, J++ or other
compilers. Since most compilers are faster than the standard javac, it is nice to use them
to work with on a daily basis. However, as developers it often becomes necessary to use
the standard javac to get certain syntax or libraries to compile.
The debugger assistant is interface on top of compiler errors to assist you in
fixing syntax and compile bugs in a more organized manner.
|Most IDEs require their compilers for building code. Most
IDEs just display errors for you to fix yourself in the source.
||A mechanism which tracks source code changes enabling a
more intelligent and efficient build process
||Many IDEs give only the option to build the whole project
or selected files.
||Integrate BrewMaster directly in to other standard Javatm
IDEs, such as Microsoft Visual J++ and Symantec Visual Cafe.
||Some IDEs have a closed environment, with no capability to
integrate and use in conjunction with other environments.