This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The only "Forte" I know related to Java is the really, really old IDE that was released "bundled" with the JDK before SunOne and NetBeans... is this the "Forte" you are talking about or is it some other product?
If it is, I don't recall if it had any built-in easy way to generate or test CORBA or RMI applications... I'm sure that it would be perfectly fine to use to code and test any RMI or CORBA applications that you write yourself, but I also see no reason why you wouldn't want to get a more modern IDE...
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