Visualage is being replaced by WebSphere Studio. It will not be extended or updated any more. Nearly all of the features in VisualAge have been moved into WebSphere Studio, at least in the upcoming WebSphere Studio 5.0 release. Kyle
Yes, 4.03 is just fine. Make sure you download the fixpacks. The key features that I have found to be really impressive from VA are the outline perspective, the real instane of WAS inside WSAD, and the ease of development. The cons of using WSAD 4.03 are that the debugger does not highlight the execution block as finely as VA. I expect the debugger to back to VA snuff by the next release. Also, there are times that WSAD just suddenly decides to grab 40 MB of memory and completely locks up until it has enough.