Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Eclipse Makes Moves to Pass Microsoft's Visual Studio

Source: eWeek


As the battle for supremacy in the integrated development environment space more and more becomes a fight between just two camps, Microsoft Corp. better watch out, said one of the leaders from the competing camp.

Eclipse is poised to overcome the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment as the premier environment for application development, claims Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, which oversees development of the Eclipse open-source development platform.

"Long term, Microsoft is looking at the developer space to lead the way" for the company's overall strategy for winning and retaining customers, he said.

"If we execute, we will, excuse the pun, Eclipse the Microsoft environment," Milinkovich said in an interview last week at the EclipseWorld conference in New York. "Microsoft is worried about the passion of what open-source software means to developers."

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