A CDE Definition
Forte for Java
An earlier family of Java development environments from Sun. The products included an editor, compiler, debugger, object browser and JavaBean creator plus the ability to edit and view HTML files. Most prominent was the Forte for Java Community Edition, which used to be known as NetBeans Developer and whose functionality lives on in the NetBeans open source IDE that Sun released in 2000. See Forte.
An application development system for enterprise client/server environments from Sun. It was folded into the Sun Studio compiler and tool suite, which is based on the open source Netbeans IDE.
Introduced in 1994, Forte was created as a repository-driven system that supports Windows, Mac and Motif clients and all the major Unix servers as well as VMS. It supports Oracle, Sybase and Rdb databases and provides partitioning for creating three-tier applications. Testing and debugging is done in an interpreted mode while production programs are compiled into C++ code. Forte was developed by Forte Software, which was acquired by Sun in 1999. See NetBeans.
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