Cambista accelerates with JeeWiz!
When Cambista decided to build the latest version of its on line
banking system they recognised the need to keep the risks to a
minimum and produce a highly flexible product. Due to the outstanding
quality of their solution, the Dutch bank ABN Amro recently selected
Cambista to provide an online banking system for branches in both
Turkey and Russia.
In May 2002, Cambista selected JeeWiz! to enable them to improve the
speed of development and the flexibility and control of the architecture.
One of the key benefits of the Cambista banking system is the ability
to integrate rapidly with client's existing systems and deal with new
branding and local requirements. Any tool used to build the software
would have to accommodate and enhance this flexibility. Using JeeWiz!,
the Cambista team found that they could integrate new features rapidly
without threatening the stability of the system.
Bruno Girin, principal architect for the Cambista team said,
"By using the [design] patterns included within JeeWiz! and
extending these, we found that the architects could define a
concrete architecture that could not be violated by the developer.
We needed to generate the repetitive tasks, but not lose the
flexibility to make changes where needed. Model-Driven-Architecture
(MDA) gave us this combination and JeeWiz! proved to be the
perfect tool to implement this functionality."
When Cambista develops their software, they want to retain ownership of
all their code "We need to be able control our environment entirely"
said Valerie Bell, Technical Services Director for Cambista. She continues:
"Due to the critical nature of banking systems, we need to be
absolutely sure of every part of our application."
By generating native code and not requiring run-time libraries, JeeWiz!
provided productivity without introducing additional risks.
Large systems - easy to maintain
Even though the system comprises over 3,000 classes, the development
team was deliberately kept small. "When the number of developers
grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to control the quality of code
and architecture", said Bruno Girin. "JeeWiz! enabled the
architects to maintain this kind of architectural and code control while
contributing tremendously to our productivity."
"While utilising a number of the standard patterns that were available
out of the box, we were soon using the JeeWiz! engine to extend the
patterns to build increasing amounts of the system."
Cambista is currently evaluating JeeWiz! v 3.6 to determine how this
can be used in future releases of their product.
Bruno Girin is excited about this prospect: "We are especially keen
to extend the breadth and depth of patterns to automatically model and
build components, in particular in areas such as user interface, web
services support or legacy integration. The ability of JeeWiz! v 3.5 to
maintain the same code base across multiple versions of J2EE is
imperative for our future development."
JeeWiz! has been developed and is
distributed by New Technology/enterprise
(NT/e). JeeWiz! automates and simplifies the lifecycle
development of complex software systems. JeeWiz! uses the
MDA approach of transforming process-independent models into rich,
platform-specific architectural frameworks. The same model can be
automatically migrated to new platforms by running different
transformations. JeeWiz! supports web-based J2EE and .NET systems,
and the Java and C# languages, out of the box. It can also be adapted to
other environments. More information can be found at
About Cambista Technologies
Cambista Technologies is a leading
provider of next generation iBanking
business applications to the Corporate, Business and Retail banking
markets. We help our customers rapidly deliver world-class cash
management, payment and information reporting, sweeping and pooling,
trade finance and foreign exchange solutions. Our customers benefit
from: Substantial cost savings through increased Straight Through
Processing and reduced operational cost; improved customer satisfaction
through the ability to tailor solutions to specific customers and market
needs; and rapid implementations which are over 50%faster than