What is Eclipse? Officially, Eclipse is defined as an "open universal platform for tools integration." But in talking to some software industry leaders at EclipseCon, the Eclipse organization's first technical conference held at the Disneyland Hotel last week, a larger vision emerged
The Eclipse tools plug-in environment may succeed where other attempts failed to create a universal
framework because Eclipse can bridge open-source and Java community efforts, Red Hat Inc. CTO Michael Tiemann told attendees at EclipseCon today.
A declaration of independence was issued for the Eclipse Platform with the announcement that the IBM-sponsored consortium for the open-source tools framework initiative is now a not-for-profit corporation.
News about smart cards underscores the
opportunities for software developers with the know-how to create applications for these
credit-card-sized slices of plastic embedded with microcontrollers.
Embedding the Portal framework on the server side will extend Domino's reach to anyone with a browser or microbrowser. It will also enable integration of Domino and non-Domino apps in a consistent user interface on demand for any user
role, said Ambuj Goyal in his keynote.
Visual Basic developers transitioning to Java, and even veteran Java developers, struggle with building the Web browser interface for their Java applications, contends Eric von der Heyden, managing director at Innoopract. But help is now available.
Hyades framework project, a subgroup of the Eclipse open-source tool group, supports better tool interoperability and help developers avoid vendor lock-in. A recent example of a "Hyades savvy" tool is Scapa StressTest-Express from Scapa Technologies, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Longtime Java Report Editor Dwight Deugo recently reported to us on some of the more stimulating chatter heard at last fall's OOPSLA conference, including a discussion of how intellectual property rights may inhibit creativity in software innovation.
J2EE complexity stemmed the growth of early Java tools. Now, an emerging
breed of simpler offerings aims to give Visual Studio .NET a run for its money
just as the next-generation Microsoft offerings increase complexity.
Mike Gunderloy reviews IBM Rational XDE Developer .NET Edition v2003.06
and DriverStudio 3.0
Despite wildfires and solar flares, the man-made Eclipse was a hot topic at the 18th Conference on Object Oriented Programming, Systems and Applications.
Design tool said to help software developers create rich client user interfaces for Java applications.
Want to know more about extending Eclipse? Dwight explains how to add a new view and create your own perspective.
The Eclipse standards consortium has launched an effort to allow the integration of testing and other automated software quality tools from multiple vendors.
IBM has updated WebSphere Studio to support Version 2.0 of the open-source Eclipse tools plug-in IDE, Version 1.3 of the J2EE standard and Version 1.4 of the Sun JDK.
The Eclipse consortium moved this week to expand on earlier IBM efforts with the creation of the Eclipse Technology Project, an open-source project that supports research, education and engineering initiatives undertaken to integrate multiple computing technologies using the so-called Eclipse Platform.