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

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 09:05 by EclipseWeb 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 EclipseWeb 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 EclipseWeb 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.

Single Sourcing, Agility and OSGi

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 16:50 by EclipseWeb Web
It’s not a typical article title, but from day one of Eclipse Summit Europe these are the three main points I’ve taken away. I haven’t been to ESE before, but I must say it has really blown me away. I really enjoyed today – I got to meet a lot of people in the Eclipse community that I haven’t seen in person, and they are as helpful as possible. I really believe after today that Eclipse will become the definitive Java community. So, let me address these points one by one.

Foundations for the World Wide Grid

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 09:30 by EclipseWeb Web
"You can think of g-Eclipse as a browser for what will become the World Wide Grid," says Stümpert. "It searches for and displays the resources that are available, and allows the user to access them. Complicated computing jobs which need more processing or storage than are available on the user’s system can be sent to the grid. Data can be transferred from the local computer to the grid and workflows can be managed."

Programming Heroes: A Conversation With Ed Merks

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 10:35 by EclipseWeb Web
The first in the Programming Heroes category of our DZone Conversations sees us talking with Ed Merks, of EMF and Eclipse fame. The Programming Heroes series gives me the chance to talk to some of the people that I think have lead the trends in software development. The work that Ed has put behind the modelling projects at Eclipse has been tremendous. Ed had been working with IBM for a long time, and earlier this year left to do his own thing. We find out more about the projects he's interested in, as well as how Ed got into programming, and his advice for new software developers.

XMind 3 Goes Broad and Deep, Extends Into Online Sharing

Monday, November 17, 2008 - 10:30 by EclipseWeb Web
XMind, a leader in mind mapping, visual thinking and collaboration software, today announced XMind 3, a major release of its award-winning product. With the goal of making XMind more accessible to a broader audience and more powerful for professional users, XMind is making avaiable both a royalty-free open source edition, XMind 3, and a subscription-based professional edition, XMind Pro 3.

Tasktop Autumn 2008: Linux and Firefox

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 10:15 by EclipseWeb Web
The Tasktop Team is very pleased to announce the Autumn 2008 release of Tasktop (v1.3). In addition to the new features that our users are accustomed to getting once per season, we are very pleased to announce a Linux version. The other big news is that Firefox users now get automatic session restore for each task, bug and issue that they work on.

MyEclipse Delivers New Life for Eclipse Europa Users

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 10:14 by EclipseWeb Web
Genuitec announced today the immediate availability of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 6.6. This release is focused on increased support and choice for customers standardized on Eclipse Europa (Eclipse 3.3).

Higgins Project: Seeking identity management without Microsoft restrictions

Monday, November 3, 2008 - 09:10 by EclipseWeb Web
Digital identity and digital identity management are key aspects of security for both home and corporate users. The capacity to validate identity and the ability to securely perform transactions online form the basis of consumer and business-to-business interactions. Without a valid digital identity and a mechanism to securely store, manage and transmit that identity, there can be no trust between transacting entities.

Breaking Market Barriers: The Open Source Business Strategy (PDF)

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:47 by EclipseWeb Web
When investors see the margins on BIRT-related sales, the brand awareness, the new industries and geographic markets we’ve opened, and the compelling prospect of future growth, they are very impressed.

RIM Reaches Out to Java Jocks

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 16:25 by EclipseWeb Web
The complete developer tool update includes a new public beta of the BlackBerry JDE plug-in for Eclipse, new releases of the BlackBerry plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio, the BlackBerry MDS Studio and Plazmic Content Developer's Kit for the BlackBerry platform.

SDK shoot-out: Android vs. iPhone

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 10:30 by EclipseWeb Web
The standard IDE for Android, on the other hand, is Eclipse, which has seemingly become the de facto development environment for just about every platform other than Mac OS X and Windows. Google provides a plug-in that does a good job of integrating the Android tools with Eclipse, including a software emulator to test builds of your apps.

Symbian Foundation: To EPL or Not to EPL?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 14:00 by EclipseWeb Web
By choosing the Eclipse Public License as the license for the software to come out of the Symbian Foundation, the group takes a road safely chosen. The Eclipse Foundation welcomes the foundation’s support. But what about the GPL?

RIM Updates BlackBerry Developer Tools

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 11:15 by EclipseWeb Web
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced new versions of various BlackBerry developer tools that further support innovative, streamlined mobile application development for BlackBerry(R) smartphones. The developer tool updates include a new public beta of the BlackBerry(R) JDE(R) Plug-in for Eclipse, as well as new releases of the BlackBerry(R) Plug-in for Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R), BlackBerry(R) MDS Studio, and Plazmic Content Developer's Kit(TM) for the BlackBerry platform.

Symbian releases free application development tool

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 16:30 by EclipseWeb Web
Symbian released a free tool on Tuesday that lets developers see how their code performs on the mobile operating system.

The Symbian Analysis Workbench (SAW) is a prepackaged set of Eclipse-based tools for optimizing Symbian C++ code, according to the company, which is in the process of being acquired by Nokia.

Instantiations Doubles Security Audit Rules with CodePro AnalytiX Upgrade

Friday, October 17, 2008 - 11:15 by EclipseWeb Web
Instantiations, Inc., a leading provider of Eclipse-based commercial software solutions to improve software quality and productivity, today announced an upgrade to its comprehensive code quality product, CodePro AnalytiX. Through intense automation of audits, metrics, and best practices, CodePro AnalytiX ensures superior software quality and maximum developer productivity throughout the entire code development cycle.

Eclipse offers mobile dev tools

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:38 by EclipseWeb Web
Seeking to establish Eclipse as the standard mobile development platform, the Eclipse Foundation on Wednesday is offering the first major release of its Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java Project (MTJ).
MTJ is a set of plug-ins for the Eclipse IDE offering capabilities for developing embedded or Java ME (Micro Edition) applications, said Christian Kurzke, project lead for MTJ and a developer tools architect at Motorola. "It's a set of tools on top of Eclipse that makes it much easier to develop mobile apps," Kurzke said.

Microsoft co-sponsors Eclipse project for Silverlight

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:37 by EclipseWeb Web
Microsoft is throwing its support behind the creation of an Eclipse project to integrate the IDE with Silverlight technology.
The proposed project, Silverlight Development Toolkit (SLDT), was submitted by open-source solution developer Soyatec and is being co-sponsored by Microsoft. The project objective is to foster cross-platform Silverlight development with Eclipse.

Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:35 by EclipseWeb Web
Soyatec announces the launch of an Open Source project Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight, with technical and financial help from Microsoft, and the donation of one Visual Editor component used in eFace to this project.