Thursday, March 17, 2005

Eclipse Foundation rolls out open source Web services platform

Eclipse Foundation rolls out open source Web services platform
The Eclipse Foundation introduced its' first developer release of the Eclipse Web services tools recently. As part of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) Project, the new Web services tools are designed to help shorten development time, simplify the development of Java Web services, and automatically validate for conformance to industry standards.

Officials said the WTP 1.0 release is slated to be available globally in July 2005.

The Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project is an open source collaborative software development project dedicated to providing a generic, extensible, standards-based tool platform for producing Web-centric technologies.

According to Jochen Krause, member of the WTP Project Management Committee and managing director of Innoopract in Germany, with this release, the WTP Project has added support for Web services standards from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) organization and provides the reference implementation of the WS-I validation tools.

"The Eclipse WTP extends the Eclipse platform with tools for developing Web applications. The project limits itself to 'de jour' standards versus de facto standards," he said. "WTP helps ISVs creating tooling for Web development to leverage a great amount of functionality and offers a common platform for value added offerings. At the same time it helps End users with exemplary tools to solve many of the day-to-day Web development tasks."

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