| Eclipse Tools Platform
Eclipse Delivers Tools Platform for Software Development Lifecycle
New and Enhanced Open Source Tools and Frameworks for J2SE 5, J2EE 1.4,
Web Services, Testing and Monitoring, GUI Builder and Aspect Oriented Programming
JAVA ONE (BOOTH 1534), SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—June 27, 2005—The Eclipse Foundation today announced releases of several Eclipse open source projects that provide a platform spanning the software development lifecycle. Building on the success of the widely used Eclipse Java IDE, the Eclipse community is delivering on the vision of providing a platform for integrating software development tools, including support for testing, performance monitoring, business intelligence and reporting, Java, C/C++ and Web application development and aspect oriented programming.
“Eclipse is delivering on its vision of providing a universal development platform that includes tools and frameworks spanning the entire software lifecycle,” stated Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse Foundation. “A lot of people know and love Eclipse as a great Java IDE. However, the real impact Eclipse has had on software development is providing the platform for ISVs to build and integrate software development tools. Developers, architects and testers benefit from an ecosystem of over 100 ISVs and hundreds of products which allow development teams choice in the tools best suited to their needs.”
A new version of the core Eclipse development platform, Eclipse Platform 3.1, will be available for download the week of June 27. Over the next 30 days, other Eclipse projects will make available new releases of their technologies supported on Eclipse 3.1. As a single platform, these powerful new releases enable programmers to:
The projects that have scheduled releases are Eclipse Platform, Test and Performance Tools Platform, Web Tools Platform, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools Platform, Eclipse Modeling Framework, Graphical Editing Framework, UML2, Visual Editor and AspectJ. For a complete list of project features and corresponding project downloads, visit http://www.eclipse.org/org/june05release/projects.html.
Don Campbell, vice president, product innovation and technology, Cognos, commented, “ Eclipse continues to set the standard for software development with this highly anticipated release. Our developers can take their Eclipse experience even further with a rich set of tools that simplify and streamline the development of Cognos software from beginning to end.”
Broad Support from J2EE Vendors
“As co-lead of the Eclipse Web Tools project, BEA has also dedicated significant technical and personnel resources to the success of the project, evidenced by this latest release,” said Time Wagner, senior manager, Engineering, BEA Systems. “BEA has been a strong supporter of Eclipse and we continue to believe Eclipse is an important driver of innovations to help shorten the development cycle.”
“Borland’s next-generation of commercial JBuilder products will utilize Eclipse as the underlying integration framework, including the Eclipse Web Tools project,” said Rob Cheng, director of developer solutions at Borland. “Eclipse technology provides a proven, reliable foundation for building commercial J2EE tools on. Specifically, Borland’s ‘Peloton’ release, which will be the first of our Eclipse-based JBuilder products, will bring JBuilder’s trademark usability, advanced collaboration features, ALM integrations and enterprise- class support to Eclipse, while still allowing developers to take advantage of all the flexibility of the open Eclipse platform and the growing ecosystem of Eclipse plug-ins.”
“As the initiator of the proposal and co-lead of the project, ObjectWeb is enthusiastic to see how much traction Eclipse Web Tools Platform is gaining, now attracting software vendors such as BEA and JBoss. In line with ObjectWeb’s rationale, we see this success as beneficial for the sustainable development of an ecosystem around open-source J2EE platforms, JOnAS to begin with,” said Christophe Ney, ObjectWeb executive director and co-lead of Eclipse Web Tools Platform. “Started one year ago with an initial code base that included the Lomboz project, we expect WTP to go a long way, and are looking forward to reinforced relationships with the Eclipse community, for example on tooling for our ESB technologies.”
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