Eclipse News

Building Better Phone Applications with Eclipse

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 09:50 by Eclipse Web
The benefits of this approach are particularly strong when building multi-channel phone applications, since dedicated tools can be used for the specific technical needs of the different channels. Even better, many of these tools are available as free downloads such as the ones we take a closer look at here.

EMF Refcard Released - Meet The Authors

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 09:15 by Eclipse Web
Today, DZone releases the Eclipse Modelling Framework Refcard, with all you need to get started using EMF, the most popular framework among Eclipse users and projects. Ed Merks was the primary author of this Refcard, with me co-authoring as a user of EMF. Here, Ed answers some questions about the Refcard and EMF.

EMF: Eclipse Modelling Framework (Your Chance to Win a Copy)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 09:14 by Eclipse Web
As a user of EMF, I know how much this book has been anticipated, and it hasn't failed to deliver. This book will appeal to both long time users of EMF and developers who want to get started with the technology. Anyone interested in model driven development within Eclipse will learn a lot from this edition. So much in the Eclipse community is based on EMF that it is essential to understand it's architecture and capabilities.

Eclipse goal to become 'management-aware' in 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 14:00 by Eclipse Web
Developers might get the picture, but Eclipse reckons it had better ramp up awareness its products among senior management as it moves beyond tools in 2009.

Eclipse Foundation marketing director Ian Skerrett has blogged it's important to help senior business and technology executives to understand the Foundation as it moves into runtimes.

Instantiations Extends Security Auditing with CodePro AnalytiX v6.0 Release

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 15:25 by Eclipse Web
Instantiations, Inc. announced v6.0 of CodePro AnalytiX, adding new OWASP-based security auditing rules, support for mock objects, new rules for web services auditing, and extended JUnit testing support for Spring, Struts and EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) frameworks.

A developer's-eye view of smartphone platforms

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:30 by Eclipse Web
The deepest differences may be in the language itself. Google chose Java, a language that's well understood by many new graduates. Then it built special plug-ins for Eclipse, so all of the lovers of programming Java with Eclipse can write code, push a button, and simulate running their app on the phone in a separate Java process. The tools are all available for free, and it takes only a few minutes to get the Hello World application up and running, most of which is spent waiting for Eclipse to create a bazillion objects of its own as it starts.

Eclipse Announces Latest PHP Development Tools (PDT)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 09:40 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce a major upgrade to the popular Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT) project. PDT is an open source development tool that provides all the basic code editing capabilities developers need to get started developing PHP applications. The focus of the PDT 2.0 release is to add support for the object-oriented programming features of PHP and to improve the overall user experience of the PDT environment.

Eclipse Announces Gold Sponsors for EclipseCon 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation today announced the Gold Sponsors for EclipseCon 2009, which will take place March 23-26 in Santa Clara, Calif. Actuate, Blu Age, IBM, Red Hat, Sopera and Wind River have all agreed to act as the premier Gold Sponsors for the annual Eclipse community conference.

“The support and leadership of these companies make EclipseCon a world-class conference,� said Mike Milinkovich.

Equinox Refcard Now Available - An Interview With Jeff McAffer

Monday, January 12, 2009 - 11:40 by Eclipse Web
DZone today launched the Equinox Refcard, covering everything that you need to know to get started on writing OSGi bundles for Equinox, Eclipse's OSGi implementation. The Refcard is written by the project's founder and co-leader, Jeff McAffer. I asked Jeff some questions about Equinox to coincide with the release of the Refcard.

Instantiations Co-Founders Release Third Edition of Leading Eclipse Plug-in Development Book

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 09:20 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse software experts Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel today announced the availability of the third edition of their book, Eclipse Plug-ins, published by Addison-Wesley Professional. Building on two internationally best-selling previous editions titled Eclipse: Building Commercial Quality Plug-ins, the book has been fully revised to reflect the powerful new capabilities of Eclipse 3.4 and Java 5. book "Eclipse Plug-Ins"

Dynamic Language IDEs: Aptana Ruby and DLTK Ruby

Friday, December 19, 2008 - 11:42 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse based Ruby development tools have been around for many years and were widely used, particularly in Rails development through the extensions provided by RadRails. RDT and RadRails have both been integrated into Aptana Studio some time ago, and RDT's main developer, Chris Williams, has been hired by Aptana.

Micro Focus launches COBOL for Eclipse

Friday, December 19, 2008 - 11:40 by Eclipse Web
Stuart McGill, CTO at Micro Focus, said: “The release of COBOL for Eclipse is an important step for Micro Focus as we look to provide our customers with the tools needed to develop applications across any environment.�

Open-source Software Security Vendor Praises 25 Projects

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 10:20 by Eclipse Web
Palamida, a vendor that sells software and services around open-source software security and legal compliance, has named 25 open-source projects companies should not hesitate to use.

Some, such as the Eclipse IDE (integrated development environment) and the MySQL database, are widely known. But Palamida also included software like the FreeType font engine and, a set of JavaScript libraries for Web 2.0-style applications and sites.

EclipseCon 2009 Program Announced

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 11:16 by Eclipse Web
The technical program for EclipseCon 2009 has been selected and is now available on the conference web site. The number and quality of submissions received continues to increase each year, so the job of the program committee is always very difficult. Thanks to all who sent in proposals.

Sprint launches open software platform

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 13:15 by Eclipse Web
The Sprint Open Software Platform offers support for existing MIDP Java ME applications as well as the CDC/Foundation Java Virtual Machine and OSGi framework. In addition, support for the Eclipse embedded Rich Client application model enables the platform to run generically-written rich GUI applications across a range of devices and desktop computers.

MyEclipse 7.0: The Best Blend for JavaScript and REST Web Services

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 09:05 by Eclipse Web
Genuitec announced today the production release of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 7.0. The new release, built upon Eclipse 3.4.1/Ganymede, delivers the most comprehensive environment for Ajax and Web Services in the Eclipse space.

Now released: Visual Rules 4.3

Monday, November 24, 2008 - 09:25 by Eclipse Web
Innovations Software Technology today announces the release of the Visual Rules Enterprise Platform 4.3, the premier Business Rules Management (BRM) Platform. The highlight of this release is the Team Server, a centralized rule repository, which provides for the team-based development and management of business rules.

Open Source BI: Eclipse BIRT and Talend

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 16:00 by Eclipse Web
Information Week has published my article on open source business intelligence (OSBI), Open Source BI Still Fighting For Its Share, a title that applies both to the BI software market and to IW column inches. (The article is now also an Intelligent Enterprise feature.) I'll share with readers material I wrote, cut by IW's editors, on open-source data-integration vendor Talend and on Eclipse BIRT, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools.