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Get Your Free Copy of Sun's Java Development Tools

Sun just announced that they're giving away access to Java Studio Creator and Java Studio Enterprise 8.  I haven't had a chance to try it out but it's basically a Java development environment with what looks to be a good UML modeling tool.  Given the similaritites between Vera and Java it should be possible to get some good use out of the UML portion of JSE.  Here's a tip to those of you from Cadence, Mentor, and Synopsys  -- If you're going to be developing new languages, it's really a requirement that a suite of free tools of this sort should be available for SystemVerilog, Vera, and e.