Ivy is a simple but powerful dependency manager. Its key features are ease of use, extreme flexibility, easy extensibility, Ant integration, and transitive dependencies. It is ready to use with the Maven ibiblio repository. It eases continuous integration, and makes your software component a lot simpler to use.
FMPP is a text file preprocessor that uses FreeMarker templates to provide macros, flow control, and expressions. It uses recursive directory processing, so it can generate complete homepages (a tree of HTML files and images). It is extendable in Java to display data from any data source (such as a database). It is usable with a command-line interface, as an Ant-task, or embedded into a Java application.
AnthillPro is a build management and lifecycle automation server for the enterprise that makes the build and release process easy and efficient. As a continuous integration server, it can produce a new build for every developer check-in. The entire team can be alerted to problems via email or instant message. Each build can then be promoted to higher statuses, or deployed to various servers and environments using your scripts. At every step, AnthillPro records who did what to keep your auditors happy.
Project-Builder is a tool that helps you build packages of your application (managed with a tar file or a configuration management system such as CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, or GIT). It is able to generate a build package skeleton for your project. With simple configuration files, it can generate for up to 20 different tuples of distributions (name, version, architecture), including Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Slackware. It is a good tool for doing continuous packaging.
SDE for NetBeans is a UML modeling environment tightly integrated with NetBeans. It lets you draw all types of UML diagrams (use case diagram, class diagram, sequence diagram, activity diagram, etc.) in NetBeans, reverse source code (Java, C++, XML, XML Schema, CORBA IDL, etc.) to UML models, and generate Java source from UML diagrams. It features a Rational Rose importer, an XMI importer, HTML/PDF documentation generators, and plug-in and template support.
DB Visual Architect (DBVA) is a powerful tool that provides support for Object Relational Mapping (ORM) and Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), which assist with realizing UML designs as relational database implementations. By drawing a class diagram for the system, you can generate the required database tables and persistent source code for database manipulation. It can also be used with existing software.
DB Visual Architect for Eclipse (DBVA-EC) is a full-featured Object Relational Mapping (ORM) plugin for Eclipse that provides round-trip code engineering support with Java. The tool acts as a bridge between object model, data model, and relational model by automating the mapping between relational rows in a database and object models which can be manipulated by a Java program.
SMC takes a state machine stored in an .sm file and generates the state pattern classes in fourteen programming languages. Its features include default transitions, transition arguments, transition guards, push/pop transitions, and Entry/Exit actions. It requires Java SE 1.6 or better.