Scapa Technologies Becomes an Eclipse Strategic Developer and Joins Board of Directors
EDINBURGH, UK—February 7, 2005 – The Eclipse Foundation, a community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools integration, and Scapa Technologies Limited, an independent vendor of application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring software, today announced that Scapa Technologies has become a Strategic Developer with the Eclipse Foundation. In addition, Dr. Michael Norman, Scapa Technologies’ CEO joins representatives from existing Strategic Developers, IBM Corporation, Intel, QNX Software Systems Limited and Actuate, as an Eclipse Foundation Board Member.
Scapa Technologies joined the original Eclipse consortium in June 2002 and was represented by Dr. Michael Norman on the original Eclipse Board of Stewards. Dr. Norman was instrumental in forming an innovative Eclipse Tools Project focused on testing and performance. From its launch in December 2002, Dr. Norman led the new Eclipse Hyades Tools Project until it was restructured as the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project in August 2004. Dr. Norman now leads the Testing Tools Project within TPTP.
“We are delighted to welcome Scapa Technologies as an Eclipse Strategic Developer “, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Inc. “Scapa Technologies has been a committed member of the Eclipse community for some years. Their contribution and leadership to starting the Eclipse Hyades Tools Project was the springboard to the continued growth and success of the Eclipse TPTP Project."
Released in December 2004, Scapa Test and Performance Platform 3.1, Scapa Technologies’ application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring software is based on the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform. “The entire team at Scapa Technologies is enthusiastic about our contribution to the Eclipse ecosystem,” commented Dr. Michael Norman. “Developing on Eclipse means that we can focus on providing really innovative software that benefits not only our customers, but the IT industry as a whole.”