Community News

Eclipse Gains a Pulse

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 13:50 by Eclipse Web
Eclipse users have long said that installing and distributing Eclipse plug-in software is not easy. Genuitec, of Flower Mound, Texas, which makes the popular MyEclipse tool, will deliver PoweredByPulse, a free service that company executives said could become the de facto mechanism for provisioning software, whether commercial, free or mixed. Genuitec plans to announce this service at the Eclipse World conference, which runs Nov. 6-8 in Reston, Va.

Interface21 and Tasktop Discuss The Upcoming Spring Tool Suite

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 11:02 by Eclipse Web
The Spring Tools Suite will also build on Eclipse Mylyn in order to ease the development of large Spring applications, and incorporate other key features, ranging from issue tracking to code quality, in order to better support a Spring application’s entire lifecycle. One interesting aspect of our approach is that we will be leveraging extensions to Mylyn’s Task-Focused UI to provide a smooth and simple workflow in the presence of numerous best-of-breed tools and technologies that will be bundled by the suite.

Eclipse Unwraps RAP

Monday, October 15, 2007 - 15:30 by Eclipse Web
RAP 1.0 is the first Asynchronous JavaScript and XML platform that allows developers to create RIAs using the Eclipse component model, based on the Open Services Gateway Initiative standard. OSGi is a service-oriented, component-based environment that promotes the interoperability of applications and services, Eclipse officials said.

Eclipse BIRT Exchange, collecting tacit knowledge for the user community

Monday, October 15, 2007 - 10:30 by Eclipse Web
Virgil’s update is primarily about the new BIRT user community, BIRT Exchange. As Virgil tells and then demos for us, BIRT exchange allows users to not only share tips and trouble-shooting about reports, but also reports themselves and other BIRT "configuration" artifacts.

Robert Martin and David Intersimone To Keynote EclipseWorld 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 18:00 by Eclipse Web
BZ Media LLC today announced three special keynote presentations at EclipseWorld™ 2007, the independent Eclipse conference for enterprise IT developers. EclipseWorld 2007 will be held November 6–8, 2007, in Reston, Va.

Special "Total Eclipse" panel to include Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation

AMD Joins Eclipse Foundation, Helping Unite the Power of Open Source and Multi-Core Processing

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 17:00 by Eclipse Web
As part of its commitment to supporting and contributing to open standards, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its participation in the Eclipse Foundation. AMD will add its rich expertise and history of collaborative innovation to the Eclipse community, helping to drive the standardization of an extensible development platform and application frameworks that can harness the power of x86 architectures and multi-core processing. AMD made the announcement in conjunction with Eclipse Summit Europe 2007, taking place Oct. 9 – 11 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Dynamic profiler needs no instrumentation

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 17:34 by Eclipse Web
At its Developer's Conference today in Santa Clara, Calif., ARM unveiled a dynamic analysis tool said to require no instrumentation, among other interesting features. The "RealView Profiler" runs as an Eclipse plug-in, and can profile virtual or actual hardware for unlimited test periods, the company claims.

Linux Developers Take Flex Builder for a Spin

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 17:30 by Eclipse Web
The success generated by the public alpha may not just reveal the importance of playing to a Linux audience. The alpha launch also reveals Adobe's strategic ploy in providing a sandbox for developers before product launch times. "We previously were tight-lipped about releasing a lot of details before a product was introduced," said David Gruber, Adobe Flex group product manager.

Can Linux Get a Lift From Eclipse?

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 15:00 by Eclipse Web
Eager to shed its reputation as a tool just for Java developers, Eclipse has quickly embraced newer languages such as PHP, Python and Ruby�as well as older ones like Ada, COBOL and C.

Actuate Sponsors BIRT Developer Exchange

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 11:50 by Eclipse Web
The Eclipse Business Intelligence and Report Tools (BIRT) project has a new online community forum, the BIRT Exchange. Artima spoke with Virgil Dodson, Java reporting evangelist at Actuate, the company behind the new portal, about BIRT and the BIRT community.

IBM promotes open standards in RFID sphere

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:15 by Eclipse Web
IBM has convinced eight leading RFID device manufacturers to implement the Eclipse open source device model to interface their wares with the IBM Premises Server 6.0. Separately, GS1 EPC Global has certified the IBM WebSphere RFID Information Center version 1.1 as fully compliant with the EPCIS standards for tracking the progress of items as they move through the supply chain.

Strong Line-up of Industry Speakers for the OS Summit Asia 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 10:45 by Eclipse Web
With open source software (OSS) rapidly growing in popularity in the region, this community summit, the first joint conference between The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, is expected to be a vibrant event, encouraging a lively exchange of ideas between all those involved in OSS, including developers, vendors and users.

The Real Outlook Competitor

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 15:00 by Eclipse Web
Perhaps the biggest difference is that Notes 8 is built on an Eclipse framework, which makes it easier to extend the user interface. IBM wants users to integrate line of business applications, such as web or Java-based tools.. For instance, in sidebar on the far right hand side, it comes for you to add in tabs for other applications.

Intalio|BPMS 5.0 released - A full fledged open source BPM system

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 11:00 by Eclipse Web
Intalio last week released their open source based BPM System - Intalio|BPMS 5.0, including amongst other things a BPMN Editor and a BPEL server engine. The product is distributed in two editions, Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. The release is a milestone for Intalio in their effort to realise a complete solution for their BPM 2.0 vision. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Ismael Ghalimi, Intalio CEO, and Arnaud Blandin, EMEA Director, about the new release.

First Impressions: Symphony, Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:22 by Eclipse Web
Combining Notes with OO.o was possible because of an intermediate technology called Eclipse, which began as an internal development platform at IBM in the late 1990s. In 2001, IBM realized that it had built some great technology but had no immediate way to leverage it. Here's how IBM described the situation in its own "Brief History of Eclipse":

Analyst's Take: Actuate Targets Developer Interest in Open Source BI

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 22:35 by Eclipse Web
Open Source BI projects such as the Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) Project, JasperForge and the Pentaho BI Project, are maturing. A Ventana Research benchmark study shows that companies have strong interest in open source BI software. Expressions of interest include large deployments of more than 1,000 users, suggesting that organizations will be developing, testing and deploying the software for operational BI settings in which front-line workers use information for daily decision-making.

Qt Eclipse Integration Delivers True Cross-Platform Development

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 15:00 by Eclipse Web
Trolltech® is pleased to announce that it has integrated Qt, its flagship C++ based cross-platform development framework, with the popular Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The C++ integration augments the integration currently available for Qt Jambi – a version of Qt for Java development.