Eclipse News

BEA releases WebLogic Server Tools for Eclipse 3.3

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 02:10 by EclipseWeb Web

BEA WebLogic Server Tools is a set of free plug-ins for the Eclipse 3.3 "Europa" designed to help develop, deploy and debug applications for BEA WebLogic Server.

Key Features

  • Supports versions 10.0, 9.x and 8.1 of BEA WebLogic Server.
  • Utilizes WLS-proprietary "split-source" deployment facility to dramatically increase iterative development performance for large applications.
  • Includes tools for using WebLogic J2EE Libraries from Eclipse projects.

Last Week for EclipseWorld Early Bird Rate

Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:50 by EclipseWeb Web
Conference Overview:
  • EclipseWorld is the industry's first independent conference for enterprise software developers, architects and development managers using Eclipse tools and technologies.
  • There are more than 70 classes and tutorials to choose from, covering the most popular parts of the Eclipse ecosystem, such as the IDE, the testing tools, the modeling tools and the GUI tools.
  • We have more coverage than ever before of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, one of the hottest application development and deployment technologies today.
  • EclipseWorld 2007 also brin

Jolts 2007: Mobile

Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:45 by EclipseWeb Web
Nokia has eased the burden considerably with their Eclipse-based Carbide C++ development environment. Most of the upper-tier Nokia models run the Symbian operating system, requiring a special C++ compiler and linker to convert code into executables. Once developers select the type of Nokia device they wish to target and load its profile into Carbide, applications can be first written and monitored in the virtual emulator before sending to the actual device. This is especially useful for apps that consume network resources.

Eric Newcomer on the future of OSGi.

Monday, July 16, 2007 - 10:45 by EclipseWeb Web
In an recent interview, Eric Newcomer, IONA's CTO and co-chair of the Enterprise working group in OSGi, talks about his company's interest in OSGi, where he thinks OSGi will be going over the next few years, and why he thinks it has grown in popularity. Eric also has a few words to say on the relevance of OSGi to ESB and SOA, as well as whether or not Sun should become more interested in OSGi.

Eclipse Has Lots to Offer to Windows Developers

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 11:00 by EclipseWeb Web
CDT for Windows is an open source distribution of the Eclipse CDT with the MinGW compiler and various open source libraries wrapped up as a complete IDE for Windows development. It includes a Java runtime environment needed to run Eclipse and is packaged up with a real Windows installer making it easy to start building C++ applications for Windows in no time. In a new post on his blog, Doug Schaefer talks about his objective for this distribution and his dissapointment that he can't release something like this from Eclipse itself.

Linux developers considering move to Eclipse

Friday, July 6, 2007 - 12:03 by EclipseWeb Web
In the end, Eclipse emerged as a favored IDE solution for the gaps found in other existing developer tools now widely used by the community. As Miller said, "I think the consensus was that Visual Studio-era users want a good IDE, and the only open-source IDE with serious momentum is Eclipse, so we should start looking at making that work well for LSB development."

Eclipse Europa: Eureka!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 11:12 by EclipseWeb Web
Eclipse, in case you've been living in the subsurface ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa for the past five years and missed it, is a vendor-neutral set of open-source frameworks and exemplary tools for software development, a toolset sufficiently rich that Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation (, and Ward Cunningham, the former Eclipse Foundation Director, Committer Community Development, both insist that it is more than an IDE.

Europa and open source software delivery

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 11:10 by EclipseWeb Web
To start with a bit of background, last week I was granted a briefing about (what was at the time) the upcoming Eclipse Europa release, thanks Ian. Nevertheless, I made a mental note to put together a blog post on what I took from the briefing and publish it sometime after the official release date this week. However, things didn't go according to plan through the remainder of last week and the early part of this week was marred by a re-injuring my lower back (once you hurt it the first time, it's much easier to throw it out of place again) so I wasn't able to get a timely post done.

Web Tools Platform 2.0 Released

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 17:00 by EclipseWeb Web
Eclipse Web Tools Platform 2.0 is available for immediate download and can also be installed as part of Europa. This major update delivers its key goals of improved quality, adopter readiness, harmony with other Eclipse projects, and many new features for end users.

Community Bulletin: OS Summit Asia

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 17:20 by EclipseWeb Web
We are pleased to announce a new conference for the Eclipse community, called OS Summit Asia. This new conference is being organized in collaboration with the Eclipse Foundation and the Apache Software Foundation. The inaugural event will be held Nov. 26-30, 2007 in Hong Kong and is expected to attract open source developers from across Asia.

Write a Review, Win an Eclipse Shirt

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 11:20 by EclipseWeb Web
We want to hear what you think of the Eclipse projects that are being released as part of Europa. In fact, we will give you an Eclipse shirt for writing a Europa review. One lucky winner will also win a pass to EclipseCon 2008 or Eclipse Summit Europe 2007.

Help Wanted: Test the new download page and packages

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 17:20 by EclipseWeb Web
Something we would like to accomplish during the Europa release is to make it easier for our user community to download Eclipse. The existing download model requires you to start with the SDK and then start adding projects and features. However, for the millions of Eclipse users the SDK is a bit of overkill, if you are really just are using Eclipse as a Java IDE. Or if you want to use Eclipse as a C/C++ IDE it is not that obvious what to download when you visit our download page.

Eclipse Summit Europe Call for Participation - Talks & Demos

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 15:40 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Foundation is looking for members to speak at Eclipse Summit Europe. Prepared presentations should last approximately 60 minutes, including 5 minutes of questions from the audience at the end. Submitted talks should focus on 1 of 2 categories: 1) Consumer Stories; or 2) New & Noteworthy.

WTP 1.5.4 Declared!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 10:12 by EclipseWeb Web
WTP 1.5.4 has been released to fix a number of bugs in the 1.5 release. Those with 1.5.3 or below already installed need only use Update Manager to "find updates for currently installed features". All-in-one zip files, SDKs, and minimal runtimes are also available from the download site as well as from member companies.