Java News from Tuesday, February 7, 2006

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 5.1, a popular $499 payware integrated development environment for Java that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. New features include enhanced internationalization tools, JSP debugging in WebSphere 5.1, and new actions for auto-creating new application, module, and project components. Upgrades from 5.0 are free. From other version upgrades cost $299.

The Big Faceless Organization has released the Big Faceless PDF Library 2.6.6, a $700 payware (more if you want support) Java class library for creating PDF documents. The $1300 Extended Edition adds the AcroForms support, digital signatures, and the ability to import and edit and existing PDF documents. Version 2.6.6 can extract XFA data from a form and set a form's values based on an XFA dataset object.