Expanded Broad-Based Eclipse Initiative Delivers
Open Test and Performance Tools Platform
- Major Open-Source Collaboration in Testing, Tracing, Profiling and Monitoring
- Cross-Vendor, Cross-Platform, Cross-Lifecycle
- Open Platform and Extensible Exemplary Tooling
- Hyades Project Builds on and Extends the Existing
SAN FRANCISCO-August 2, 2004-Today the Eclipse Foundation announced the
creation of a Test and Performance Tools Platform Top Level Project to
provide an open-development platform supplying frameworks and services
for test and performance tools that are used throughout the software lifecycle
(testing, tracing/profiling, tuning, logging, monitoring, analysis, autonomics,
administration, etc.). Also included in this platform are data collection
services and user interfaces for tracing, test case execution, logging
and statistical behavior in local or remote execution environments. In
committing to lead the project, Intel Corporation makes a major resource
contribution to the Eclipse Foundation and to the development of software
within the project.
"We are excited to contribute to the advancement that this Eclipse
open-source initiative brings to the industry in the area of test and
performance tooling," said Tyler Thessin, engineering manager for
Intel Software Development Products and lead of the Eclipse Test and Performance
Tools Project Management Committee. "This infrastructure--and the
tools built upon it--provide significant capabilities and benefits to
the software industry and will contribute to the continued success of
Eclipse and the growth of the Eclipse ecosystem."
This expanded initiative extends the Eclipse Hyades project which, over
the last year and a half, has developed extensive Eclipse-based infrastructure
and tooling for test and performance. "Hyades is one of the great
achievements of the Eclipse Community," said Mike Milinkovich, recently
appointed executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "In my new
role, I will seek to ensure Hyades gets the level of exposure and adoption
that it deserves."
The core interoperability layer continues to be developed in a project
known as the Hyades Core Platform led by Intel. Three additional streams
of activity have also been identified as projects within the Test and
Performance Top Level Project: Hyades Testing, Hyades Tracing and Profiling,
and Hyades Monitoring.
"The involvement of Intel and other significant companies will ensure
wider adoption of the open Hyades Core Platform as consensus architecture
for innovative value-added products," said Dr Mike Norman, CEO of
Scapa Technologies, who led the original Hyades project and now leads
the Hyades Testing project. "For example, Intel will drive the adoption
of the infrastructure to enable developers to harness the full power of
Intel processors for applications."
Serge Lucio, senior product manager at IBM Rational who currently leads
both the Hyades Monitoring and the Hyades Tracing and Profiling Projects
said, "IBM is committed both to developing the Hyades Core Platform
and other elements of Eclipse Test and Performance software and to leveraging
them across a broad spectrum of its products."
SAP, Compuware and FOKUS continue to actively contribute to the Test
and Performance project to provide a breadth of experience and a wide
perspective to the team.