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Swordfish: Eclipse's OSGi-based SOA framework

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 11:08 by Eclipse Web
It's a well known fact among those working on SOA projects there is no such thing as "SOA in a box" or a silver bullet for achieving an SOA, so much as it is a combination of software infrastructure, design philosophy, tools and, of course, buy in from the top brass at any organization. It's, in essence, a series of pieces, each of which gets a project closer to its full statement of intent and purpose for building a SOA.

Is There a Place for OSGi in Enterprise Application Development? (Part 2)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 11:05 by Eclipse Web
In part 1, Aslam Khan, technical director of PBT Group, introduced us to OSGi. Today, in the final part, he completes his argument about OSGi's applicability in the enteprise. In part 1, he discussed OSGi's problem domain. There, he explained issues surrounding dynamic class management and how OSGi responds to these issues. In this final part, he tackles the two other problem areas outlined previously: the lack of versioning of Java classes and the lack of modularity in the context of classpath hell. How does OSGi fill these gaps? Finally, how ready is OSGi to be used for real?

Puzzle ITC wird Mitglied der Eclipse Foundation

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 11:00 by Eclipse Web
Seit Anfang April ist der Softwarehersteller Puzzle ITC "Ad-in Provider Member" der Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse ist eine weltweit aktive Open Source Community. Das Eclipse-Projekt wurde ursprünglich 2001 durch IBM ins Leben gerufen. Die Foundation wurde 2004 gegründet als eine unabhängige Non-Profit-Organisation zur Unterstützung der Community. Die Projekte von Eclipse verfolgen den Aufbau einer Software-Entwicklungsplattform und dazugehörigen Werkzeugen auf Open-Source-Basis.

Eclipse adds embedded device projects

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:55 by Eclipse Web
The open-source Eclipse Foundation announced four initiatives that address embedded and mobile device development. The new Device Software Development Project (DSDP) initiatives include a framework for communications among debugging and monitoring devices, and a Texas Instruments (TI)-sponsored project devoted to creating and configuring C/C++ tools for "highly constrained" devices.

OMG and Eclipse Announce Program for Second Day of the Symposia On Open Software & Standards

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 13:55 by Eclipse Web
The Object Management Group(TM) (OMG(TM)) and the Eclipse Foundation, which are jointly organizing two, one-day Symposia to promote and build on the partnership between Eclipse's open source software and OMG's open standards, are announcing the program for the second day of the event. The second day will be held during the OMG Technical Meeting in Ottawa, Canada on June 25, 2008.

Eclipse promotes innovation networks

Friday, April 11, 2008 - 17:20 by Eclipse Web
Formation of innovation networks, in which partners, customers, and even competitors are included as part of an extended research and development team, was promoted by an Eclipse Foundation official Tuesday at the Evans Data Developer Relations Conference in Redwood City, Calif.
Eclipse's status as an open-source organization means that even competitors must participate, said Donald Smith, Eclipse director of ecosystem development. "In the open-source world, I'm also focused on getting competitors to work together," Smith said. Business process also is part of an innovation network.

Tomcat, Eclipse named the most popular in SDTimes study

Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:50 by Eclipse Web
What’s the most popular Java application server? Tomcat. What’s the most popular integrated development environment for writing Java applications? Eclipse.
Those are among the findings of a recent study by BZ Research, like SD Times a division of BZ Media. The seventh annual Java Awareness Study, completed in December, showed very little change year-on-year for enterprise Java developers.

Enterprise Innovation with Open Source

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 21:00 by Eclipse Web
Open source provides a way for CIOs to invest in new system development without coding themselves into a corner. According to Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, enterprise users of technology are catching on to something the ISVs have known for a while now -- that if you develop in an open source model and other companies adopt what you develop, you have a higher chance of longevity in the code base.

Hello, OSGi, Part 1: Bundles for beginners

Friday, April 4, 2008 - 10:55 by Eclipse Web
The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) defines an architecture for developing and deploying modular applications and libraries. In this first article in a three-part introduction to OSGi, Sunil Patil gets you started with OSGi development concepts and shows you how to build a simple Hello World application using the Eclipse OSGi container implementation, Equinox. He also touches briefly on building service-oriented applications using OSGi and introduces OSGi's ServiceFactory and ServiceTracker classes.

AccuRev Further Aligns Innovative SCM Architecture with the Eclipse Integration Framework: Provides Developers More Features, Greater Usability and Performance

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 15:00 by Eclipse Web
AccuRev Inc. announced the week of EclipseCon 2008 that customers are taking advantage of the new feature, usability and performance enhancements within its latest AccuBridge for Eclipse(TM) plug-in. AccuRev allows developers to access process-centric software configuration management (SCM) functionality directly within their familiar Eclipse IDE integration platform, enabling more familiar user interface options and increasing productivity.

CodeGear offers JBuilder 2008, which also features support for Struts, JavaServer Faces, and more

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 11:05 by Eclipse Web
With a release of the JBuilder 2008 IDE for Java development on Tuesday, CodeGear is adding a capability called Application Factories, which enables code reuse and makes it easier to update applications.

Application Factories features a methodology and tools to navigate framework choices, open source, internal code, and deregulated technology standards to determine use and reuse, CodeGear said. Developers can communicate intent, capture instructions and recommendations, and point to resources.

Is There a Place for OSGi in Enterprise Application Development? (Part 1)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 16:20 by Eclipse Web
In this two-part article, Aslam Khan, technical director of PBT Group, a software consultancy based in South Africa, introduces you to OSGi and discusses its relevance specifically in the context of the enterprise. What is the exact problem domain of OSGi in this area? In this first part, he uses code snippets to show how the issues surrounding dynamic class management can be tackled. -- Geertjan Wielenga, JavaLobby Zone Leader

Eclipse at eBay, Part 1: Tailoring Eclipse to the eBay architecture

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse's first claim to fame was as an integrated development environment (IDE) for Java technology. Eclipse's plug-in architecture is a big reason for its success. There are many popular plug-ins available, and it is very easy to create your own. These two traits make Eclipse a perfect fit for systems with specialized architectures, such as eBay. In this article, the first of a two-part series covering eBay's use of Eclipse, we look at eBay's architecture and how eBay has tailored Eclipse to suit its architecture.

Eclipse at eBay, Part 2: eBay's plug-ins in action

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse has become the premier integrated development environment (IDE) for Java developers everywhere. Eclipse is definitely not a one-size-fits-all system, though. Its plug-in architecture allows you to add the features you need. This is even more important in large organizations like eBay. Such organizations have very specific needs. Eclipse makes it easy to not only tailor a solution to those needs but also to scale that solution across a large organization.

Eclipse Platform e4 Just Getting Off the Ground

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 11:16 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Foundation offered attendees at last week's EclipseCon 2008 conference an early look at plans for the next generation of its Eclipse distribution and platform: Eclipse 4.0, better known as "e4."

Genuitec's Pulse Adds Hundreds of Catalog Options and Enhancements

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 11:15 by Eclipse Web
Genuitec, LLC, a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the availability of Pulse 2.0. Pulse 2.0 features an enhanced catalog with hundreds of new plugins to choose from. It gives users the accessibility and freedom of choice to customize and share their software distributions.

"Our customers spoke and we listened," said Todd Williams, vice president of technology for Genuitec. "Overwhelmingly, our users liked Pulse's ability to package and organize their tools, but they needed more tooling options for their profiles.

SpringSource releases cool tool suite based on Eclipse Mylyn

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 18:02 by Eclipse Web
SpringSource, the company behind the Spring Portfolio Java application platform, has announced its SpringSource Tool Suite, a Spring-specific developer tool set designed to reduce the complexity of enterprise Java development and maintenance.

Eclipse planning an upgrade

Monday, March 24, 2008 - 18:01 by Eclipse Web
Due in two years, Eclipse 4.0, or e4, was the subject of a presentation at the EclipseCon 2008 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday. It also was discussed by Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse, in an interview on Tuesday. He said e4 is not even started as a project yet. "It is theoretical at this point," said Milinkovich.