Eclipse Foundation at CeBIT

Eclipse Foundation participates in new CeBIT theme island - showcases member company products and projects

The Eclipse Foundation announced today that they will participate in CeBIT 2010 with a themed exhibit in the Open Source Forum. The exhibit will include Foundation members Actuate, Bredex, EclipseSource and SOPERA.

"It's a first for the Foundation to have a joint presence at CeBIT and we're very excited about the potential," says European Ecosystem Director, Ralph Mueller. "It's a great opportunity to see both the products and the projects by these Eclipse member companies."

The Foundation exhibit will cover such diverse tool areas as BI, provisioning, testing and SOA. The exhibiting companies represent not only Eclipse projects such as BIRT, RAP and p2, but offer a broad range of Eclipse-based products and services.

Actuate is showcasing its premier open source report development technology, BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools). Visitors will be given an insight into BIRT's extensive capabilities, and the more advanced applications of BIRT in use within large enterprise systems. BIRT demonstrations will also focus on interactivity, customization, deployment and integration.

Bredex will be demonstrating GUIdancer, their automated acceptance testing tool for Swing, SWT/RCP/GEF and HTML applications. Visitors will be able to see a sneak preview of version 4.0 of the tool, scheduled for early April. Bredex test experts will also be available to talk to about quality assurance in Eclipse applications.

EclipseSource will be featuring their Yoxos Eclipse distribution technology as well as the range of Eclipse projects the company participates in. At writing the team participates in 10 projects, including the Rich Ajax Platform, the Eclipse Runtime project, g-eclipse, the cloud-computing project and p2, the Eclipse provisioning project.

SOPERA will demonstrate Swordfish, a next-generation SOA Framework which is one of the Eclipse top-level projects. SOPERA will also give an insight into SOPERA ASF, a proven Open Source SOA Platform. With SOPERA ASF enterprise users and system integrators can build, run and manage service-oriented applications very fast and cost effective.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++, PHP and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About Actuate - the people behind BIRT
Actuate founded and continues to co-lead the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for Rich Information Applications that present data in compelling and interactive ways via the web on any device. Actuate and its people are dedicated to making BIRT the best environment for our customers to develop Web 2.0 applications that drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction/loyalty and improve operational performance. The people of Actuate continually participate in and provide resources for the vibrant open source community that has emerged around BIRT. Anybody can participate in the BIRT movement by visiting www.birt-exchange.com.

Actuate offers value-add BIRT products and services that speed the development process and bring additional functionality, interactivity and enterprise scalability to BIRT-based Rich Information Applications. Actuate has over 4,500 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.actuate.com.

About Bredex
Since 1987, BREDEX GmbH has been providing high quality information technology services in the areas of consultancy, analysis and design, software development, quality assurance and training. Based in Braunschweig, the company has a history of long term customer satisfaction and a focus on forward thinking, developing individual solutions that bring future standards to current project needs.

BREDEX sells GUIdancer, which is a powerful and cost effective automatic test tool for Java and HTML applications.

For more information: www.bredexsw.com.

About EclipseSource
EclipseSource is a leading provider for Eclipse services, solutions and technology. EclipseSource offerings enable organizations to successfully adopt and implement Eclipse-based systems. With leadership roles in more than ten key Eclipse projects - including Equinox, RAP, RCP and RT - EclipseSource delivers deep domain expertise across essential Eclipse technologies. For more information visit http://eclipsesource.com.

About SOPERA
SOPERA supports companies in realizing service-oriented architectures (SOA). SOPERA is based on the SOA platform of SOA pioneer Deutsche Post. Into SOPERA has gone the experience from over seven years of developing and operating the platform in a demanding enterprise environment. SOPERA is an open source, modular, standard-based SOA framework, supports best-of-breed concepts and covers the entire SOA lifecycle. Independent of Deutsche Post, SOPERA GmbH offers implementation, consulting and the entire support and service for the software. For more details please visit www.sopera.com.