Java News from Friday, December 9, 2005

The Omni Group has released OmniGraffle 4.1, a general purpose Mac OS X diagramming tool and my UML editor of choice. 4.1 is a bug fix release. OmniGraffle ranges from $79.95 to $149.95.

Mark Doliner has released Cobertura 1.7, a free-as-in-speech (GPL) code coverage tool for Java. Version 1.7 adds support for AspectJ and fixes numerous significant bugs. If you're not already using another code coverage tool, this is definitely worth a look. Java 1.4 or later is required.

Websina has released BugZero 4.2.2, a $1299 payware (+$300 for maintenance) Web-based bug tracking system that supports multiple projects, group-based access, automatic bug assignment, file attachment, email notification, and metric reports. Bug Zero is written in Java and can run on top of various backend databases including MySQL. 4.2.2 adds assorted minor features and bug fixes.