Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Eclipse Foundation Announces Web Tools Platform 1.0; Eclipse WTP Project Ships Platform API for Independent Extension

Source: BusinessWire


The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to implementation of a universal development platform, will make the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) 1.0 release generally available the week of Dec 19th, 2005. Eclipse WTP 1.0 is an extensible, standards-based tool platform for developing J2EE and Web applications. WTP has already been adopted by the leading J2EE suppliers, including BEA, Borland, IBM, JBoss and ObjectWeb. This full version release solidifies the platform API for 3rd party extension, and accompanying major documentation improvements make WTP ready for the next-level of vendor adoption.

"This release really starts to deliver on the vision of the Web Tools Platform," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Providing a strong platform for companies to leverage when building Web and J2EE tools is a critical component of Eclipse's strategy for providing a universal development platform for tools integration."

"The new features of WTP 1.0 are designed to create a more vendor ready platform for Web and J2EE development," said Tim Wagner, the PMC Lead of the Web Tools Project from BEA Systems. "Working together with the diverse member companies in the project and the community has helped immensely to produce these platform APIs, which can help to better enable other commercial vendors to leverage WTP tools for their products."

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