Wednesday, June 30, 2004

BEA backs Eclipse for Beehive project

BEA backs Eclipse for Beehive project
BEA Systems has finally given its blessing to the Eclipse Foundation and its development tools integration platform, as it seeks to broaden the reach of its own Java middleware.

BEA will today announce it is creating an open-source project called Pollinate that uses Eclipse as the development environment to integrate with its own Apache Beehive project. Announced in May, Apache Beehive is an open-source application framework and collection of run-time services for building enterprise Java applications.

Until now, BEA has been one of the most notable absentees from the Eclipse movement, which was founded by IBM but has enjoyed mushrooming support from vendors and developers, and is now independent.

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