Friday, March 24, 2006

Support grows for Eclipse

Source: IT Week


Support for the Eclipse open-source development tool project is growing from strength to strength following news of increased investment in the platform by IBM.

The moves were announced at the EclipseCon conference in America, and should help IT directors considering Eclipse-based development tools instead of purely commercial alternatives such as Microsoft Visual Studio.

Computing giant IBM announced new Eclipse services and tools, and said it was piloting a new support offering for firms using the Eclipse platform. The support offering is aimed at firms that want developers to use the open-source Eclipse development environment with proprietary Eclipse based tools such as IBM's Rational branded tools.

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