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SlickEdit Inc. Announces the Release of SlickEdit Core for Eclipse

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 15:50 by Eclipse Web
SlickEdit Core is a plug-in for Eclipse that allows developers to use the popular SlickEdit code editor as the default editor within the Eclipse environment. SlickEdit Core consists of the SlickEdit editor, 7 additional views, and the DIFFzilla® differencing engine. Together, this functionality offers developers greater editing power and better speed in navigating code allowing even the most accomplished power programmers to be more productive.

Aptana Releases RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio(TM)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 11:55 by Eclipse Web
Aptana Inc. today announced the long anticipated availability of RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio, the popular Eclipse-based IDE for Ajax and Web developers who use scripting languages like Ruby, PHP, and JavaScript. RadRails 1.0, the first major release of the RadRails software since Aptana became home to the community project last year, provides unparalleled features for Ruby on Rails developers. The free, open source download for RadRails 1.0 can be found at

GUI Testing Specialist froglogic Announces Eclipse Strategy

Monday, March 10, 2008 - 11:00 by Eclipse Web
froglogic GmbH will announce its new Eclipse strategy at EclipseCon 2008 taking place in Santa Clara next week. froglogic is the vendor of the leading, cross-platform automated GUI testing tool Squish. Squish supports creating and running automated GUI tests of applications based on a variety of user interface technologies including Trolltech's Qt toolkit, Java AWT/Swing/NetBeans, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP/JFaces, Web/HTML/AJAX and Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa.

Behind the Scenes: What to Expect from the RCP Training Series

Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:35 by Eclipse Web
The RCP Training Series kicks off this summer, covering a wide range of locations. To get more insight into what to expect from the training, I talked with Dr Jörn Weigle representing WeigleWilczek, a member of the Eclipse Training Alliance.

CodeGear Gives Debugger to Eclipse

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 10:00 by Eclipse Web
The new debugger includes all of the features developers might expect in a modern debugger, including stepping, run to breakpoint, smart step, variable introspection, hot swap, remote debugging and a free-form expression analyzer, company officials said. This contribution has been underwritten by CodeGear and implemented by, the company behind the DLTK (Dynamic Languages Toolkit) project. The entire debugger is being contributed to as part of DLTK, CodeGear officials said.

Higgins 1.0: Identity Management Solutions from the Eclipse Foundation

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 10:00 by Eclipse Web
Earlier this month, the Eclipse Foundation announced the release of Higgins 1.0. Higgins is a suite of identity management solutions from the Eclipse foundation, created with the intent of simplifying and adding consistency to online authentication. The software infrastructure provided by Higgins is specifically targeted at providing a consistent interaction for users with multiple authentication protocols:

Hello, OSGi, Part 1: Bundles for beginners

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 09:58 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.

The fastest Workshop release ever - BEA Workshop 10.2 is now available

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 08:45 by Eclipse Web

BEA Workshop 10.2 is here and it’s faster than ever. Developers will experience noticeable speed improvements in server start, deployment, incremental & clean build, and the stability of 885+ resolved software defects.

This release updates BEA Workshop for WebLogic, BEA Workshop Studio with Adobe Flex Builder 2, and BEA Workshop for JSP.

Download your free trial or free copy and give it a try!

OMG and Eclipse Partner to Organize Symposia On Open Software & Standards

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 17:00 by Eclipse Web
The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and the Eclipse Foundation 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. The first event is part of EclipseCon 2008 in Santa Clara on March 20, 2008; the other is during the OMG Technical Meeting in Ottawa, Canada on June 25, 2008.

MBARI Puts JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Edition Through Its Paces

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 09:41 by Eclipse Web
MBARI has been making the headlines recently as a high-profile JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Edition user. In this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's PowerBuilder Developer's Journal, MBARI Senior Software Engineer Kevin Gomes talks about the role of Eclipse in that decision, about the LiveSource UML modeling tool, code testing, and the relationship between scientists and engineers.

Tasktop 1.0 Released: Reclaim your workday

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 09:15 by Eclipse Web
Over the past few decades the amount of information available at our fingertips has steadily grown. We have become so overloaded with hundreds of emails, thousands of files and millions of lines of code that we often spend more time repeatedly looking for information than getting work done. Its time to reclaim our workday. Starting today, you will be able to use the Task-Focused Interface for managing all of your work. For Eclipse users, this means the productivity benefits of Mylyn now extend to your file and web browsing activities.

White paper: Accelerating the Development of Embedded Linux Devices with JTAG On-Chip Debugging

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 10:05 by Eclipse Web
Wind River has changed the way developers can debug Linux by merging traditional JTAG hardware debugging with Linux kernel configuration; patch management; and user-space application development, debug, and analysis in an Eclipse- based integrated development environment (IDE) known as Wind River Workbench. This capability enables developers to use the JTAG connection when traditional agent-based solutions are not technically or economically feasible.

froglogic Releases Squish 3.3, The Automated GUI Testing Tool

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 08:50 by Eclipse Web
froglogic GmbH today announced version 3.3 of the leading, cross-platform automated GUI testing tool Squish. Squish supports creating and running automated GUI tests of applications based on a variety of user interface technologies including Trolltech's Qt toolkit, Java AWT/Swing/NetBeans, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP/JFaces, Web/HTML/AJAX and Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa.

Open Your Eyes to OSGi

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 08:25 by Eclipse Web
This post covers setting up a an OSGi development environment with Eclipse Equinox. It demonstrates running OSGi from a command prompt and from the Eclipse Equinox framework. The next post will cover how to run the Equinox JSP, JSTL, and Struts OSGi example projects on an embedded Jetty server.

Develop iPhone Web applications with Eclipse

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 15:35 by Eclipse Web
Get a hands-on look at developing Web applications using Eclipse and the Aptana iPhone Development plug-in. Aptana's iPhone Development plug-in for Eclipse generates iPhone-specific projects and previews applications in a rotatable viewfinder. See the development of a Javadoc viewer for the iPhone, uncover tips for user iPhone interface design, and hear about the future of iPhone application development.

Skyway Software Joins Eclipse Foundation

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 11:10 by Eclipse Web
Skyway Software, the experts in simplifying software delivery through model-based, collaborative tools and iterative delivery processes, announced today that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, Inc., the leading open source software development community.

An Introduction to OSGi on the Server Side

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 09:25 by Eclipse Web
Formed in 1999, the OSGi alliance made its first steps into the Java market within the embedded device segment. Years later it further extended its reach to Java desktop projects, providing a major foundation for the modularity and extensibility of the Eclipse open-source IDE project. Now, as the service's era is dawning, OSGi is stepping into its latest Java frontier: the server side.

eCube Speeds Genuitec's Pulse with Legacy Maintenance Integration Tools

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 09:20 by Eclipse Web
eCube Systems, LLC, a leader in legacy systems evolution, today announced that NXTware - their ground breaking Integrated Maintenance Environment (IME) for Eclipse - is now available via Pulse, Genuitec's rapidly-growing tool for managing and sharing Eclipse profiles.