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Its well fit for the environment where applications are written in programming languages supported by GraalVM. It's [a] very powerful and reliable, high-performer Java Virtual Machine that provides the Java Development kit i.e JDK that has the ability to compile the Java apps ahead of time. Maintenance of this tool is simple and it [increases] the efficiency of the product since it requires few resources.
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Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
Read full review Pros Best performance of applications High efficiency of applications Reduced hardware requirements Lesser consumption of resources Universal support to multiple programming languages Reduced size of applications Creation of virtual images for testing on Android and iOS mobile operating systems Creation of native images Excellent support Documentations are detailed enough to learn and use easily Easy to use Read full review Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING! Read full review Cons It should be possible to use GraalVM EE to distribute native images of JavaFX applications for mobile platforms, especially for Apple platforms. Native Images are a game changer. However, compiling complex applications can be a pain. Better support for an improved transition process are a must. Read full review It would be better if it has a dedicated web application It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
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Like all Oracle tools, you can find a lot of documentation and also write down your questions in a forum. Sadly I don't see too many users so far but I hope it'll keep increasing and in a short period we will have more information and ofc issues fixed. So far, everything I needed I could find easily.
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Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
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Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like
and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does. So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
Read full review Return on Investment Financial: Increased Java container count on the same hardware. Performance: Decreased cold start time for container startup. Training: Adopting GraalVM has a learning curve. This requires investment in time and resources. The benefits come through re-evaluating our current deployments for optimization. Read full review Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated. Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs. Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning. Read full review ScreenShots