Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Borland Suite Fully Integrated With Eclipse

From InternetNews.com
Software development vendor Borland has fully integrated its modeling software suite on top of Eclipse with Together and will release a version of the software in late August, officials announced Monday.

The announcement of Together 2006 for Eclipse, made at the start of the JavaOne conference in San Francisco this week, marks the first time individual components in the Together line -- Architect, Designer and Developer -- will be used on top of the Eclipse framework.

Together is the modeling, or visual design, backbone behind Borland's software delivery optimization (SDO) initiative. It breaks down modeling requirements into three roles: architects, for overall project management; designers who create the UML-based (define) models; and developers.

To date, Borland has sold a blended product for Eclipse users, Together Edition for Eclipse, incorporating all three developer roles. The company also sells versions of its Together line for its JBuilder IDE and Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET (define).

Marc Brown, Borland director of product marketing, said two de facto frameworks have emerged in the development world and a full version based on Eclipse was made in light of developer needs.

"What we've really done, from a strategic point of view, is we looked at how to help out our customers from a pure modeling perspective and thought there were two strategic platforms to move to," he said. "We need to be on Eclipse and we need to be on the Microsoft side."

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