Wednesday, June 30, 2004

ULC Visual Editor 2.0 for Eclipse Released

PRESS RELEASE: ULC Visual Editor 2.0 for Eclipse Released
Basel, Switzerland (PRWEB) June 30, 2004 -- Canoo Engineering today announced the release of ULC Visual Editor 2.0 for Eclipse (http://www.canoo.com/ulc/products/ulcvisualeditor.html). The Visual Editor is a 'drag-and-drop' GUI designer plug-in for UltraLightClient. It supports developing rich thin GUIs for J2EE applications, providing developers with real-time feedback during interface design.

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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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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Nokia announces support for Eclipse

HardwareGeeks.com - Nokia announces support for Eclipse
San Francisco, CA, June 28, 2004 - Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the global leader in mobility, has updated a broad array of its tools and software developer's kits (SDKs) to support Eclipse, the popular Java-based open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Support for the Eclipse platform is included in new versions of the Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME, version 2.2, and the Nokia Mobile Server Services SDK. In addition, users can now integrate any MIDP Nokia platform SDK into the Eclipse environment. All of these Nokia tools and SDKs are now available free of charge to members of Forum Nokia PRO, the advanced developer program offered by Nokia's developer relations group, Forum Nokia. They will be made available to the general Forum Nokia community next month at www.forum.nokia.com.

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Eclipse unveils latest open-source development platform

Eclipse unveils latest open-source development platform
The Eclipse Foundation last week announced the launch of Version 3.0 of its open-source development platform - the first major release since the non-profit group assumed oversight of the IBM-created technology.

One key feature is a rich-client framework that will further transform Eclipse 'from a platform for doing tools integration to a platform for doing application construction and integration',said Mike Milinkovich, the former Oracle vice-resident who became the group's executive director this month.

Another much-anticipated addition is the integration of Eclipse's Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and the Swing components endorsed by the Java Community Process (JCP) which Sun Microsystems created to evolve Java.

SWT and Swing are used to build graphical user interfaces, and some suppliers cried foul when IBM broke ranks from the JCP with its SWT. The technologies are being integrated for Windows and Linux.

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SlickEdit Inc. Announces SlickEdit Plug-In v9; Powerful Plug-in Editor Supports Eclipse 3.0

SlickEdit Inc. Announces SlickEdit Plug-In v9; Powerful Plug-in Editor Supports Eclipse 3.0 :
MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--SlickEdit Inc. today announced the release of the SlickEdit(TM) Plug-in v9, the powerful editor plug-in that supports Eclipse 3.0. For over 15 years, power programmers from Fortune 500 companies to individuals have chosen SlickEdit products for their development tool of choice. SlickEdit Plug-in now allows Eclipse developers to write more code faster and more accurately.

The SlickEdit Plug-in provides developers with a robust set of timesaving features including advanced navigation, symbol analysis, recorded and programmable macros, editable dynamic differencing and merge. Customizable through the use of key bindings, a dialog box editor, 12 emulations, and a host of configuration options, the SlickEdit Plug-in allows developers to customize the tool to fit familiar work styles.

The SlickEdit Plug-in v9 has many new features including: ten C Refactorings, Statement Level Tagging, Surround With, Word Wrap on Soft Returns and Background Search. In addition, many of the standard Visual SlickEdit(R) windows have also been incorporated into the plug-in, including advanced search, references and symbols. Within the editor plug-in, SlickEdit has also enabled various Eclipse-based features, including Java refactoring and Java real-time error notification.

Scott Westfall, Director of Software Development at SlickEdit, 'I am very excited about the advancements Eclipse 3.0 will provide to the developer community. Our SlickEdit Plug-in will continue to be a best-in-class editor plug-in by incorporating many new advanced editing features, enabling Eclipse developers to write more code faster and more accurately.'

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Nokia: Integrate with Eclipse and Developers Will Come

Nokia: Integrate with Eclipse and Developers Will Come - Computer Business Review:
Nokia Corp expects an expansion in the number of Java developers building for its mobile platforms during the remainder of 2004, in the wake of SDK support for Eclipse.

The world's largest mobile phone supplier believes support for Eclipse will, for the first time, open its cell phones to ranks of Java programmers using the open source framework.

Nokia is expected to today announce integration of Eclipse in its Developer Suite 2.2 for Java 2 Micro Edition 2.2, along with integration of any MIDP Nokia platform software development kit (SDK) into the Eclipse environment. Nokia will also announce Eclipse support in its Mobile Server Services SDK.

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Yoxos Delivers the First Eclipse Distribution

Yoxos Delivers the First Eclipse Distribution:
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/28/2004 -- Innoopract, a provider of Eclipse-based tools and services announced the introduction of Yoxos, the first Eclipse Distribution. Yoxos is a distribution of the new Eclipse 3.0 plus a choice of the most popular Open Source plugins, and prepackaged bundles of plugins eg, for Web development. Yoxos aims to provide a valuable service to the Eclipse community by extending the manageability of the Eclipse platform for users who utilize Open Source plugins. With Yoxos, developers are spared the significant investment in time and effort of, on the one hand finding, downloading and installing plugins and on the other hand managing the versions of plugins to function properly with Eclipse and with each other.

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Innoopract Plugs into Eclipse

Innoopract Plugs into Eclipse:
Germany-based plug-in developer Innoopract released Yoxos, a program that ensures other Eclipse plug-ins are up-to-date and compatible with the popular Java tools platform.

Yoxos is a $19.95 CD or download that includes a bundled version of Eclipse 3.0, as well as about 50 of the more popular plug-ins used on the platform. Also included is the org.eclipse.jdt runtime and AspectJ, the aspect-oriented programming language.

The software comes with the plug-ins already installed and configured with Eclipse 3.0. Among those available include CSSEditor, Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher, Spindle, SQLExplorer, Hibernate Synchronizer, Visual Editor, Eclipse Wiki Editor, Eclipse Instant Messenger, Javadoc Builder and Flow4J.

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Nokia Announces Support for Eclipse

Nokia Announces Support for Eclipse:
SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia (NYSE:NOK - News), the global leader in mobility, has updated a broad array of its tools and software developer's kits (SDKs) to support Eclipse, the popular Java-based open source Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Support for the Eclipse platform is included in new versions of the Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME, version 2.2, and the Nokia Mobile Server Services SDK. In addition, users can now integrate any MIDP Nokia platform SDK into the Eclipse environment. All of these Nokia tools and SDKs are now available free of charge to members of Forum Nokia PRO, the advanced developer program offered by Nokia's developer relations group, Forum Nokia. They will be made available to the general Forum Nokia community next month at www.forum.nokia.com.

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Sidebar: Eclipse Director Discusses 3.0 Development Platform

Sidebar: Eclipse Director Discusses 3.0 Development Platform - Computerworld:
JUNE 28, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - The Eclipse Foundation last week announced the launch of Version 3.0 of its open-source development platform -- the first major release since the nonprofit group assumed oversight of the IBM-created technology.

One key new feature is a rich-client framework that will further transform Eclipse 'from a platform for doing tools integration to a platform for doing application construction and integration,' said Mike Milinkovich, the former Oracle Corp. vice president who became the group's executive director on June 1.

Another much-anticipated addition is the integration of Eclipse's Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and the Swing components endorsed by the Java Community Process (JCP) that Sun Microsystems created to evolve Java. SWT and Swing are used to build graphical user interfaces, and some vendors cried foul when IBM broke ranks from the JCP with its SWT. The technologies are being integrated for Windows and Linux.

Also this week, Eclipse is releasing new versions of its C and C development tools and its Hyades project for application optimization and verification. 'Many people have the misperception that Eclipse is a Java IDE and that's all,' Milinkovich said in an interview with Computerworld.

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Monday, June 28, 2004

Eclipse to Pollinate BEA's Beehive

Eclipse to Pollinate BEA's Beehive
SAN FRANCISCO—Although BEA Systems Inc. will not formally join the Eclipse Foundation, the company is moving closer to supporting the organization and its goals.

At the JavaOne conference here this week, BEA, of San Jose, Calif., will announce a new Eclipse Foundation project called Pollinate that will feature Eclipse support for BEA's Beehive technology, which is the open-source version of BEA's WebLogic Workshop Java IDE (integrated development environment) framework.

Dave Cotter, director of product management at BEA, said this agreement does not mean BEA will be joining the Eclipse Foundation, however. He said Instantiations Inc., of Portland, Ore., will head up the Pollinate project.

Pollinate is an open-source incubator project to create an Eclipse-based development environment and tool set that will integrate with Beehive, which BEA submitted to the Apache Foundation. Beehive is an open-source framework for building SOA (service-oriented architecture) and enterprise Java applications. Eclipse provides the development environment and Beehive provides the underlying application framework and run-time.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Beehive gains Eclipse support

Beehive gains Eclipse support
Project Beehive, announced last month, was heralded by the company as the industry's first open-source foundation for building service-oriented architectures and enterprise-class Java-based applications. It is based on BEA's WebLogic Workshop application framework.

Company officials consider the support from the Eclipse organisation a significant win because now any applications developer using Eclipse has access to the controls framework along with the library controls that have been created by the company's business partners.

They also believed the project will broaden the number of developers that will be exposed to the controls model and the framework, which will likely add more momentum to Beehive.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Open source gets to grips with rules

Open source gets to grips with rules
Business rules software vendor Ilog has introduced a new business rules studio for the Eclipse open source integrated development environment (IDE).

Based on its business rules management product Ilog JRules, Business Rule Studio Developer Edition is available as a free download.

It is built on the Eclipse IDE for easier management, optimisation and visualisation of the rules that govern business processes in Java-based software.

Mike Milinkovich, executive director at the Eclipse Consortium, said in a statement: 'The availability of Ilog Business Rule Studio will give Java developers using Eclipse a significant new productivity tool to create more flexible enterprise architectures.'

The creation of open source business rules technology will allow Eclipse developers to employ business rules to make changes to embedded software legacy code in order to implement new policies and processes.

It is available as a free download to streamline the evaluation procedures for Java-based rules engines.

Jim Sinur, vice president and research area director at analyst Gartner, told vnunet.com: 'Development environments like Microsoft .Net and other Java equivalents are somewhat commoditised. Enabling [JRules] to run on Eclipse is a smart thing to do.'

Business Rule Studio contains an embedded rule engine for rapid prototyping and execution and includes capabilities developers use to evaluate Java and J2EE-based application business rules, such as authoring, testing and debugging.

It also includes a project-based management tool to manage rules in the same way developers manage Java code, a rule editor tool for help, and error checking.

The software will run on Eclipse 2.1 or WebSphere Application Developer 5.1 and is available now at brstudio.ilog.com.

Sun to beef up Java tools

Sun to beef up Java tools
Sun Microsystems will launch its newest Java development tool at the JavaOne conference next week and lay out plans for improvements to the Java language.

The company is expected to tout Java Studio Creator, a tool designed to lure developers away from Microsoft's easy-to-use tools, notably Visual Basic. Java Studio Creator is slated to be completed this summer and cost $99 per developer, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.

At the conference in San Francisco, Sun is also scheduled to detail a new, faster version of the 'runtime' software that supports Java tools and applications. Code-named 'Tiger,' Java 2 Standard Edition 1.5 is designed to make Java programmers more productive and Java applications run faster. J2SE 1.5, expected to ship early this fall, will have performance improvements and add support for the Basic Profile set of guidelines from the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization.

IBM rewards Eclipse contributors in AU

IBM rewards Eclipse contributors in AU
Under the global program the 4 Australians of 70 academics to receive funding worldwide will be given between AU$50,000 and AU$65,000 each.

The program was set up by IBM to enhance development around the Eclipse project, an extendable open source IDE that was originally started by the company and later released as an open source project.

'Developers must be given the support and latitude to learn from trial and error. By providing ongoing investment in open source software development, IBM is ensuring Australia plays a substantial part in shaping the future of global software development.' said Tony Best, General Manager, Public Sector, IBM Australia in a statement released the company.

The four local winners will be invited to present their work at an Eclipse Innovation Workshop that will be attended by other winners globally in October.

CRN | Breaking News | BEA Executive Defends Vendor's Decision Not To Join Eclipse

BEA Executive Defends Vendor's Decision Not To Join Eclipse
A BEA executive defended BEA's decision not to join the Eclipse Foundation in light of news that the Java software vendor is supporting third-party development of an Eclipse plug-in for Project Beehive.

BEA unveiled Project Beehive last month as a an open-source version of the application framework of BEA's WebLogic Workshop tool, which uses visual controls to build J2EE-based applications and Web services. BEA subsequently gave the project to the Apache Software Foundation, which now directs Beehive.

Next week at JavaOne, BEA, San Jose, Calif., plans to announce that Instantations, a development shop in Portland, Ore., will build a Beehive plug-in for the Eclipse framework. The plug-in should be in beta by the fall, with the final release available early next year.

Dave Cotter, director of developer marketing at BEA, said joining the Eclipse Foundation, an open-source project spun off by IBM in February, would not be useful for BEA because the company has no desire to build its WebLogic Workshop tool on the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE).

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Eclipse 3.0 Final Released

Eclipse 3.0 Final Released - OSNews.com
Today the Eclipse Foundation announced the availability of the royalty-free 3.0 release of the Eclipse Platform, adding enhancements that improve flexibility, scalability, interoperability and responsiveness. Eclipse is an award-winning universal platform for tools integration, software modeling and testing that has been broadly adopted by commercial vendors, academic institutions and open technology developers. With release 3.0, Eclipse now extends its sophisticated object-oriented development technologies to support a rich-client platform (RCP) that enables construction of desktop applications.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Netcraft: Tomorrow's great Eclipse

Netcraft: Tomorrow's great Eclipse
The software development platform Eclipse is still something of a well-kept secret. In a way, this is not so surprising; whereas all computer users have an operating system, and most of them use the Internet in some way - and hence are likely to come across both GNU/Linux and Apache, even if tangentially - the only people who get really excited by programming tools are developers. But the rise of Eclipse is, in its own way, potentially just as important as that of GNU/Linux or Apache.

The Eclipse project was launched in November 2001. Although the initial list of supporters included Borland, Red Hat and SuSE, the main driving force behind the idea was IBM, which donated $40 million of code. As both a good background presentation and FAQ explain, Eclipse is an extensible Java-based development environment created from a basic core plus plug-ins. Using Java means that the project is cross-platform, while modularity provides the ability to draw on other plug-ins for functionality and permits a classic open source distributed development approach.

It also allows the platform to expand way beyond its Java roots. Alongside the original Java IDE, called JDT - which allows Eclipse to be a development environment for itself - there are now IDEs for C/C++ and COBOL, as well as a proposal to create an IDE for Web/J2EE application development.

Together with this broadening of goals, another indication of the vigour of Eclipse is the range of community resources and the large number of plug- ins now available. These embrace both open source and commercial projects. Among the latter are products from Borland, HP and IBM - for its WebSphere Studio and Rational product lines. Also of note is how major embedded software companies such as MontaVista and QNX are turning to Eclipse as a framework for their programming tools. Other members of the Eclipse supporters club include Intel, Oracle and Novell. The last of these has announced that it will use Eclipse to provide a common tools platform across all its products.

Two key names missing here are Sun and Microsoft. There is some debate over whether part of IBM's original idea behind Eclipse was to reduce Sun's influence within the wider Java community - the provocative name certainly suggests this. Eclipse has moved on, though, and while it is true that Sun finds its open source NetBeans platform increasingly sidelined by the growing power of Eclipse, that is probably only a by-product of the latter's success rather than a goal.

The case of Microsoft is quite different. It is clear that most of the companies behind Eclipse see it as an opportunity to hit Microsoft where it hurts: in the development community.

Eclipse is a plausible threat to Microsoft's Visual Studio. Its strength is not just that it offers developers all of the features they have come to expect from a modern IDE but that it can offer things that Microsoft cannot, including availability on multiple hardware and software platforms, an open architecture that lets users select or even write exactly the tool they need, and a level playing field that encourages creative competition among software companies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Wind River's Eclipse-based IDE reaches general availability

Wind River's Eclipse-based IDE reaches general availability: "Wind River is now shipping its integrated development environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse platform. Workbench 2.0 supports Linux, in-house embedded operating systems, and Wind River's proprietary VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) and Wind River hopes it will enable companies using multiple RTOSes to standardize on a single development environment."

"Eclipse 3.0 is a Great Leap Forward,"

"Eclipse 3.0 is a Great Leap Forward," Says JDJ's Dudney (LinuxWorld): "Summary
Might Eclipse one day soon make OSes irrelevant? Thought of until now as being a Java-centric initiative, the Eclipse Foundation under its new executive director releases Eclipse 3.0 today, with its ambitious sights firmly set on making it not just an IDE but a language-neutral, universal application integration platform. 'If you have not been following the milestone releases of Eclipse 3.0, it's definitely time to download a copy and get started,' says JDJ's Eclipse Editor, Bill Dudney."

Eclipse readies 'rich client' software

Eclipse readies 'rich client' software: The Eclipse open-source software foundation next week plans to release software that will offer developers an alternative to Windows for delivering desktop applications.

Eclipse 3.0, which is freely available software aimed at Java programmers, includes tools for building and running so-called rich-client applications, which have more sophisticated graphics capabilities than standard Web browser-based applications.

Eclipse 3.0 Delivers Universal Platform for Application Construction

Eclipse 3.0 Delivers Universal Platform for Application Construction
Today the Eclipse Foundation announced general availability of the royalty-free 3.0 release of the Eclipse Platform, adding enhancements that improve flexibility, scalability, interoperability and responsiveness. Eclipse is an award-winning universal platform for tools integration, software modeling and testing that has been broadly adopted by commercial vendors, academic institutions and open technology developers. With release 3.0, Eclipse now extends its sophisticated object-oriented development technologies to support a rich-client platform (RCP) that enables construction of desktop applications.

'Eclipse 3.0 brings new features which will delight plug-in and application developers that rely on this advanced platform,' said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. 'Thanks to community support only possible in an open environment, Eclipse 3.0 quality benefits from the skill and continuous evaluation of a large number of industry professionals worldwide.'

Eclipse 3.0 released

Eclipse 3.0 released
On June 21, the Eclipse Foundation announced the availability of the latest version of the Eclipse Platform -- Eclipse 3.0 -- which adds an enhanced version of its Java IDE, a new rich-client platform, and the integration of Java Swing with the Eclipse Standard Widget Toolkit.

Eclipse is an open-source project that grew out of technology first developed by IBM to serve as a universal platform for integrating software development tools. IBM open-sourced its technology, and it is updated and managed by the now-independent Eclipse Foundation.

The Eclipse Foundation will release Eclipse 3.0 for download June 30

Integration Developers News
The Eclipse Foundation will release Eclipse 3.0 for download June 30, making it available under royalty-free general availability. The word that Eclipse 3.0 will ship next week brings to culmination more than a year of design, developing and testing. Download Eclipse 3.0 here

Integration Developer News spoke with Eclipse project lead Erich Gamma, who told us the Eclipse team focused on four (4) 'main directions where we want to take Eclipse...to the next level.'

The upgrade focus areas include:
# (1) Rich Client Platform -- moving beyond development tools,
# (2) UI Responsiveness -- running more operations in the background
# (3) Improved User Experience -- easier navigation/accessing features, and
# (4) Generalized Java tools -- handling more than just Java source files.

Eclipse Director Targets Microsoft

Eclipse Director Targets Microsoft
The newly independent Eclipse Foundation is looking to broaden and expand its membership, not only in the Java space but also far beyond, to perhaps Java's biggest competitor.

Java productivity gains eyed

InfoWorld: Java productivity gains eyed
Version 3.0 of the open source Eclipse platform, which will be announced this week, focuses on improving the Java IDE (integrated development environment) and on serving as a Rich Client Platform for tools integration and client application development. Sun Java Studio Creator, the company’s purported easy-to-use Java tool for building workgroup and departmental applications, is due this summer. The tool will be a major theme of the JavaOne Conference next week.

To boost the IDE, Eclipse has simplified installation, improved customization of menus and toolbars, and added a role- and experience-based approach for managing workbench features.

Eclipse Gets a Face-Lift

Eclipse Gets a Face-Lift
The Eclipse Foundation on Monday announced the release of the latest version of the Eclipse platform.

The Ottawa-based foundation announced Release 3.0 of the Eclipse platform, which adds enhancements that improve ease of use, as well as interoperability, scalability and performance of the open-source development platform, foundation officials said.

Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said Eclipse 3.0 features four major themes: improvements to the Java IDE (integrated development environment); support for a rich client platform; support for the SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) graphical user interface technologies; and the concurrent release of two companion projects.

Eclipse readies 'rich client' software

Eclipse readies 'rich client' software - News - ZDNet
The Eclipse open-source software foundation next week plans to release software that will offer developers an alternative to Windows for delivering desktop applications.

Eclipse 3.0, which is freely available software aimed at Java programmers, includes tools for building and running so-called rich-client applications, which have more sophisticated graphics capabilities than standard Web browser-based applications.

The Eclipse software, which was originally developed by IBM, also provides a single 'framework' that different development tools can plug into.

Eclipse Says Release 3.0 is a Star

Eclipse Says Release 3.0 is a Star
Determined to provide unprecedented ease of use, the Eclipse Foundation has unveiled the third version of the popular Java development tools environment, which now includes a rich client platform.

The first full upgrade in nearly two years, the Eclipse Platform Release 3.0 boasts across-the-board improvements, many centered around usability. Improving usability of the open source platform is crucial because the mass of software in it comes from developers who use disparate methods, according to Eclipse Foundation Executive Director Mike Milinkovich.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Eclipse Special: Bill Dudney Looks at New Stuff in M9

Eclipse Special: Bill Dudney Looks at New Stuff in M9 (LinuxWorld)
M9 has been out now for a couple of weeks, and wow, has the Eclipse team made some major progress!

The tool has lots of new features (which we will look at shortly) but also has some great performance fixes and fleshing out of existing features. In particular the Ant editor works like a champ now and I've not had the frustrating lags in property name completion that were so prevalent in M8. Another minor but cool (to me anyway) feature is that new views open on the left-hand side now. For whatever reason (I'm not sure myself) I like this better than opening on the right, seems to be more organized or something. Anyway the release is great, and as I write this RC3 is being prepared (the last release candidate before 3.0 ships) so this will be the last milestone build update.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Enterprise Developers: Apple Looks At Eclipse On OS X

The Mac Observer - Enterprise Developers: Apple Looks At Eclipse On OS X
Software developers can have it rough; they toil, working on a bit of code under often impossible deadlines. While they make a decent salary, they make nothing like the money Hollywood would have you believe. Programmers don't exert themselves physically, but the mental strain in producing good code can be as rough as wielding a sledge hammer all day.

Good tools can make a programmer's job easier, and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) were created for the express purpose of making the tasks programmers face less formidable. What's an IDE? Think of it as a plumber's tool belt, or a carpenter's workbench, for developers. An IDE contains all of the tools necessary for a programmer, or group of programmers to plan, develop, test and deploy new software.

Of course, there are tools that can create an IDE also, and this is particularly true in the enterprise space. One of the more widely used IDE tools in that space is called Eclipse, an Open Source application originated by IBM, and released to the Open Source community in 2001.

Enterprise developers working in OS X need not feel left out, however, because Eclipse runs natively in OS X also. Apple's Developer Connection has posted an in-depth look at Eclipse in general, and the OS X implementation of Eclipse in particular; here is an excerpt of the article, Eclipse and Mac OS X: A Natural Combination:

Increasing Linux device development productivity with graphical tools

Increasing Linux device development productivity with graphical tools
This whitepaper from esteemed Linux author and TimeSys Product Manager William von Hagen discusses the productivity advantages that graphical development tools can bring to embedded Linux development. It uses TimeSys's Eclipse-based TimeStorm tools by way of example, but the material presented is largely vendor-neutral.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

ILOG Launches New Business Rule Studio for Eclipse

ILOG Launches New Business Rule Studio for Eclipse
PARIS and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ILOG® (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364), a leading provider of enterprise-class software components and services, today introduced Business Rule Studio(TM) Developer Edition (BR Studio). Built entirely on the widely- adopted Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and based on ILOG JRules(TM), a key offering in ILOG's Business Rule Management System (BRMS) product line, BR Studio will -- for the first time -- provide Java software developers with the opportunity to develop business rule technology using the Eclipse IDE, thereby bringing the power of BRMS to mainstream software development organizations using Eclipse technology. ILOG, the first business rule technology vendor to support Eclipse, announced its membership in the Eclipse Vendor Consortium earlier this year. BR Studio is being made available as a free download that streamlines the evaluation process for Java/Eclipse developers.

Eclipse Foundation Readies New Release of Tools Platform

Eclipse Foundation Readies New Release of Tools Platform
The Eclipse Foundation next Monday plans to make available the latest version of the Eclipse open-source tools platform, a release developers said makes the platform viable as a foundation not only for development tools but also for new applications.

The new release, Eclipse 3.0, includes significant improvements for building Java desktop applications and a host of developer usability enhancements, developers on the project said Tuesday.

Eclipse 3.0 will be available for free download Monday from www.eclipse.org and several other sites accessible through www.eclipse.org/downloads/index.php

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Ada joins Java as Aonix joins Eclipse- ADTmag.com

Ada joins Java as Aonix joins Eclipse- ADTmag.com
While many Java toolmakers are members of Eclipse, which bills itself as 'a community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools integration,' the newest member is also bringing Ada.

Aonix, an international company with headquarters in San Diego and Paris, also makes Java tools, but it is porting its Ada95 tool suite to the Eclipse platform, said Jacques Brygier, the firm's vice president of marketing.

Developed in the late 1970s for the U.S. Department of Defense, which was seeking to bring standardization to the Pentagon's various programming projects then thought to be using 450 different languages, Ada survives in areas ranging from academics to avionics.

Aonix Joins Eclipse to Provide Customers a Common Platform; Product Road Map Charts Integration of Eclipse Plug-Ins

Aonix Joins Eclipse to Provide Customers a Common Platform; Product Road Map Charts Integration of Eclipse Plug-Ins
SAN DIEGO & PARIS --(Business Wire)-- June 10, 2004 -- Aonix(R), an independent global company delivering complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, has joined Eclipse, a community committed to the implementation of an universal platform for tools integration. In addition to porting its Ada95, PERC(R) and Ameos(TM) tool suites to the Eclipse platform, Aonix plans to deliver an Eclipse-based IDE targeted to developers of mission- and safety-critical solutions.

M7 Introduces NitroX for Jakarta Struts, Eclipse Edition: The Most Powerful Web Development & Debugging for JSP and Struts Users

M7 Introduces NitroX for Jakarta Struts, Eclipse Edition: The Most Powerful Web Development & Debugging for JSP and Struts Users
M7 Corporation, Inc., the leader in web application development tools based on open source and open standard technologies, today introduced NitroX(TM) 1 for Struts. NitroX was created to comprehensively meet the unique needs of Java developers building JSP and Struts-based applications in an Eclipse development environment.

As open source and open standard technologies have continued to proliferate, a number of development trends have emerged:

-- Over 90% of Java developers are developing JSP-based web applications

-- Over 70% of web application development is based on the Jakarta Struts framework

-- Over 50% of Java developers use an Eclipse-based IDE as their development environment.

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