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SpringSource unveils new release of Eclipse-based tool suite

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 11:03 by EclipseWeb Web
SpringSource�the company behind the open source Spring framework for Java�has officially released a new version of its commercial Eclipse-based development environment, the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS). The new version brings improved tools to streamline application editing and accelerate Spring project development.

Tasktop 1.4 and Eclipse Mylyn 3.1 released

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 17:14 by EclipseWeb Web
Today’s Tasktop 1.4 and Eclipse Mylyn 3.1 releases are a milestone in the evolution of the task-focused interface. Mylyn continues to improve as a framework and core tools for open source developers, while Tasktop evolves its commercial integrations and enterprise-ready feature set. Together, these tools are bringing the benefits of the task-focused interface to a rapidly growing audience.

EclipseCon is Next Week: Discount for OStatic Readers

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 09:45 by EclipseWeb Web
Next week, March 23rd to 26th, EclipseCon takes place in Santa Clara, California. Eclipse is a very large open source community focused on open develpment platforms, and extensible frameworks and tools, overseen by The Eclipse Foundation. The conference is an annual event, and this year's will feature a number of high-profile speakers, including developers and software leads from Microsoft, IBM and other companies and organizations.

MyEclipse 7.1: The Eclipse Standard for Web Services and Persistence

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:12 by EclipseWeb Web
Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the production release of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 7.1. The new release delivers enhanced JAX-RS tooling and a variety of persistence enhancements to improve the MyEclipse experience.

Eclipse Pulsar seeks mobile app dev unity

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 16:27 by EclipseWeb Web
Called Pulsar, the initiative is intended to build a standard mobile application development tools platform. It is being led by vendors like Motorola and Nokia and seeks to make it easier to develop applications for different mobile systems. Although the individual platform technologies would not go away, Pulsar provides a unified platform to work with the individual vendor-specific technologies.

Integrating BIRT with PHP

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 16:38 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse BIRT project is best known as a report-creation tool that supports multiple data sources and produces many different forms of output. The BIRT Viewer and the BIRT engine work well in a Java/J2EE environment, but what if your web applications are built using PHP? In order to call BIRT from PHP, a PHP-to-Java bridge is necessary. Jason Weathersby demonstrates how you can use BIRT with PHP using a bridge to generate reports from PHP Web applications.

OSGi Takes Off Among Enterprise Service Bus Providers

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 10:50 by EclipseWeb Web
The OSGi Alliance announced that many leading Enterprise Service Bus providers in the market have demonstrated their commitment to the platform through the current or planned employment of OSGi technology in their ESBs and products that utilize ESBs.

Tasktop Guarantees Productivity Gains for Eclipse Developers -- Eclipse Mylyn-based Tasktop Pro Now Backed by Unique 100% Guarantee

Monday, February 23, 2009 - 13:37 by EclipseWeb Web
Tasktop Technologies, the company behind the popular Eclipse Mylyn open source task management software, announced a unique 100% money-back guarantee for Tasktop Pro users. Tasktop Pro is the company's full-featured product for software developers based on Eclipse Mylyn. Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies, said "I've always been fascinated by the way that software tools can transform our ability to work, so it's exciting for Tasktop to be offering the first productivity promise of this sort."

Innovations releases Visual Rules 4.4

Friday, February 20, 2009 - 10:50 by EclipseWeb Web
Innovations Software Technology today announces the release of the Visual Rules Enterprise Platform 4.4, the premier Business Rules Management (BRM) Platform. The highlight of this release is the extension of the management components with Visual Rules Execution Server.

The Open-Source Collaboration Gap

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 10:10 by EclipseWeb Web
When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions. The enlightened self-interest that causes individuals to send back bug fixes, contribute ideas for new features and write documentation is much harder to find in institutions. This week, the JargonSpy analyzes why such a gap exists and what can be done about it.

Meet This Year's Top Committer Nominees

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 15:06 by EclipseWeb Web
Today we complete our trilogy of interviews with the Individual Eclipse Community Awards nominees with the Top Committer nominees.

Meet This Year's Top Contributor Nominees

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 15:05 by EclipseWeb Web
Continuing our coverage of the Individual Eclipse Community Awards, following on from yesterday's interviews with the Top Ambassador nominees, today we interview the nominees for the Top Contributor category.

Meet This Year's Top Ambassador Nominees

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 15:04 by EclipseWeb Web
The Eclipse Awards Season is in full swing this month, with voting open for the Individual Eclipse Community Awards. DZone interviewed each of the nominees for the awards, to give you a little background before you decide to vote.

Aonix Releases ObjectAda for Wind River VxWorks RTOS

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 13:20 by EclipseWeb Web
ObjectAda for VxWorks leverages Wind River Workbench, an Eclipse-based development environment providing developers access to the broad range of tools available through the Eclipse framework. With support for multiple operating systems, architectures and programming languages, ObjectAda for VxWorks provides the flexibility to standardize on a single development framework.

Cisco To Add BIRT To Network Access Control System

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 09:36 by EclipseWeb Web
BIRT, which is Actuate's Eclipse Foundation project, will provide interactive data for network monitoring and planning within the Web-based interface of Cisco's Secure Access Control Server.

Eclipse GUI Test Automation: American Power Conversion Corp. uses Squish for Java

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 09:46 by EclipseWeb Web
The team researched for a suitable tool, and during that process they downloaded an evaluation copy of Squish. They used the evaluation copy to produce a proof of concept, and having successfully done this, they then contacted several companies who were already using Squish for their test efforts. After completing their research and satisfying themselves that Squish would meet their needs, they purchased their Squish licenses.
From a technical point of view, several reasons led to APC choosing Squish for automating InfraStruXure's functional GUI tests, rather than some other tool.

Wavecom introduces fully integrated development environment for automotive and machine-to-machine applications (PDF Link)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 09:25 by EclipseWeb Web
Replacing the existing Open AT® IDE, M2M Studio fully integrates previously isolated tools such as the source code editor, project build wizard, target download, RTE mode monitor, JTAG debugger, traces emulator and development tool chain, all within the Eclipse Ganymede framework. Eclipse and CDT (C/C++ Development Tools plug-in) are becoming the industry standard for C and C++ development in the embedded world.

Case study: Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform Use at CAS Software AG

Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:45 by EclipseWeb Web
Most recently CAS Software has been working on a product called CAS PIA (Personal Information Assistant) which will be a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, the first such offering from CAS. It is built on a number of technologies which will be discussed in more detail later. This case study will take a focus on Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) and how it was applied to the architecture of CAS PIA, as well as some interesting uses for RAP, lessons learned by CAS while using it, and future directions for their products.

Fünf Jahre Eclipse Foundation

Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:08 by EclipseWeb Web
Die Entwicklungsumgebung Eclipse ist ohne Frage ein sehr populäres Open-Source-Projekt, und spätestens 2004 mit Veröffentlichung der 3.x-Entwicklungsschiene hat sich die IDE-Landschaft in der Java-Welt grundlegend geändert. Mittlerweile ist Eclipse nicht mehr nur auf die Java-Programmiersprache begrenzt. 2008 waren zum Beispiel die PHP Development Tools (PDT) – also Eclipse-Plug-ins für PHP-Entwickler, um Eclipse als IDE nutzen zu können – das Eclipse-Projekt, das am zweithäufigsten heruntergeladen wurde.