Progress Software Corp. on Monday will announce its membership in the Eclipse Foundation for open-source tooling. With this move, Progress will follow companies such as Borland Software Corp. and BEA Systems Inc. in joining the IBM-spawned organization.
As part of its Eclipse commitment, Progress will include Eclipse-based visual development tools in release 10.1 of the company's OpenEdge 4GL-based application development and deployment environment. The release is due in September. Bedford, Mass.-based Progress' Real Time Division product set features the visual tools now.
"When we look at our tools initiatives and strategies across operating units, it certainly made sense to base them on one common platform," Progress Chief Technology Officer Gordon Van Huizen said. Doing so enables sharing of development expertise across the company's operating units and drives commonality across Progress tool sets.
Over time, tools from all of the Progress operating units will migrate to Eclipse, Van Huizen said. This includes tools for the Sonic Software Corp. enterprise service bus as well as DataDirect Technologies Inc. data connectivity offerings.
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Monday, August 22, 2005
Posted by EclipseTracker at 7:11 AM