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To use or not to use? That is the question. Or if they are to be used, then how? In this article, Chakra Yadavalli looks first at what static import is, explores how it might help us write code shorter, faster, and cleaner; then examines how the development tools could help us to 'cod...
Recently elected as a W3C Advisory Board Member, ILOG's chief product officer, Jean Francois Abramatic, is certain to enhance the course of Eclipse development and use. Abramatic is a strong proponent of Eclipse.
IBM's director of WebSphere Foundation Software is aghast at rumors that Sun may be planning to merge its JavaOne and Sun Network conferences: 'JavaOne was supposed to be an industry event where any Java vendor or user who wishes to attend can do so and be part of the Java community......
'When we hear about short-term job losses that result from outsourcing to India and China, we also need to consider the long-term benefits of these nations developing into prime markets for U.S. exports,' says Dr. Adam Kolawa, the co-founder and CEO of Parasoft. Outsourcing actually of...
There are some people who are passionate about the differences between 'free software' and 'open source.' I'm beginning to wonder if the difference matters. The term 'free software' came into use at about the same time that Richard Stallman quit his job at MIT, launched the GNU Project...
The current target release date for J2SE 5.0 (Tiger) is September 30th, says Sun's Graham Hamilton, chief technologist of Java Software. 'That is the target,' Hamilton adds. 'As I am sure people understand, we are watching quality and customer feedback closely and will adjust if neede...
In a new version of its flagship product called FlowBuilder, Trilog has announced that it includes a new Eclipse plug-in that makes the entire framework available as an Eclipse perspective for Java developers. The release also 'tears down the wall between the Domino community and the J...
Built on the Eclipse platform and developed as a plug-in to IBM's WebSphere Studio, a technology called 'b+' enables the modeling, generation, migration and deployment of end-to-end, J2EE1.3 applications from UML models, legacy applications and JDBC-compatible databases, with no vendor...
Describing Eclipse as 'awesome,' the IT project manager of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) has started using it to build a Linux-based desktop app. The application, codenamed 'Gumtree,' will be used to control Ansto's laboratory instrumentation, allo...
'We are thrilled to welcome Actuate as an Eclipse Strategic Developer,' said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Inc as he announced today that San Francisco-based Enterprise Reporting Applications specialist Actuate Corporation has become a Board Member for ...
It was bound to raise the hackles of Java developers around the world when writer-programmer Paul Graham last month wrote, in a widely circulated essay called Great Hackers: 'Of all the great programmers I can think of, I know of only one who would voluntarily program in Java. And of a...
IBM is rewarding academics who develop innovative applications with Eclipse. The company announced today four recipients from the Australia & New Zealand region. Each is due to receive between $50,000 and $65,000 in IBM grants to further academic open source software creation.
As Eclipse environments grow, companies come closer to creating Eclipse plug-ins. Acucorp, a business partner of IBM, is at work on ACUCOBOL-GT Eclipse plug-in.
'I've downloaded it, and it works fantastically. I've got the settings at 200Mb minimum and 350Mb maximum and Eclipse is very, very snappy.' With these words, Jon Eaves enthuses about a new plugin for Eclipse.
'J++, being the dinosaur that it is, compiles and conforms to the 1.1 version of the JDK,' recounts dot-com CTO and Java advocate Thomas E. Davis. 'Eclipse, on the other hand, supports the 1.4 version of the JDK. So my right hand man sends me an instant message telling me that he's goi...
In order to make deploying Java applications on Linux easier, IBM has announced the release of a free tools bundle for Eclipse.
IBM and the Apache Foundation announced that IBM is contributing the Cloudscape product it acquired from Informix to the Apache open source program. The project name for the effort will be 'Derby.' The contribution amounts to more than 500,000 lines of Java code. In related news IBM...
SYS-CON interviews Michael Norman, CEO of Scapa Technologies, live at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2004 in San Francisco, about Eclipse and - especially - the Hyades Project.
The so-called 'Beehive' and 'Pollinate' projects will be riding the next wave of Open Source innovation, if things go according to plan for BEA's scheme to release the source code for a large portion of its application development framework for WebLogic Workshop.
Whether you're a tool developer building new commercial products, or a user customizing your environment, every experienced developer interested in extending Eclipse or WebSphere Studio Workbench will possibly find a new book interesting - it's the first definitive, start-to-finish gui...
IBM Rational will standardize its suite of automated software quality (ASQ) tools on the Hyades open source platform. By making its software-ality tools Hyades compliant, Rational will provide third-party testing tool vendors and IT organizations with a standardized platform on which t...
On June 1, 2004, the Eclipse Board of Directors named Mike Milinkovich the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. The hunt had been on since Eclipse became an independent entity earlier this year. Here JDJ's Eclipse editor, Bill Dudney, talks exclusively with Milinkovich about t...
ILOG has just introduced its new Business Rule Studio Developer Edition (BR Studio). Built entirely on the Eclipse IDE and based on ILOG JRules, BR Studio will, for the first time, provide Java software developers with the opportunity to develop business rule technology using the Eclip...
Aonix, an independent global company delivering complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, has joined Eclipse. In addition to porting its Ada95, PERC and Ameos tool suites to the Eclipse platform, Aonix plans to deliver an Eclipse-based IDE.
Instantiations has begun shipping WindowBuilder, a new line of GUI construction tools for Java. This Java-based development suite is the first enterprise development product to support both the Eclipse-based standard widget toolkit (SWT) and Sun's Swing component technology in a single...
New research from Evans Data Corp. has found that Eclipse, the open source Java IDE, is experiencing very strong growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) as well in North America. In APAC, the survey findings show a more than 70% increase in developers us...
Already the contributor of a significant amount of technology to Eclipse.org, IBM now intends over time to align its entire line of Rational development tools with the Eclipse framework.
Here's what's being said and written about Eclipse right now, culled by our editors from a variety of different sources for your reading convenience...
'The first Eclipse drop of spring contains a veritable shower of new features,' gushes the official download site for the latest Eclipse build, version 3.0 M8, released March 26.
This week, LynuxWorks introduced the new LynuxWorks Eclipse-based IDE. A Linux and Solaris-based development environment, it's powered by the Eclipse platform and provides developers of LynuxWorks' BlueCat Linux with complete control over creating, editing, compiling, managing, and de...
The following letter was sent by Sun to the Eclipse board and membership on January 29, 2004 and then posted on January 30 as an open letter. We bring it here in full.
Novell says it's going to join the Java-based open source Eclipse IDE-for-tools initiative, which is about to be spun off from IBM, and standardize on the development environment in the name of uniformity and efficiency. Basically it's mimicking IBM.
Wind River Systems, the embedded operating system house that bought Berkeley Software Design Inc (BSDi), the 10-year attempt to commercialize Berkeley Unix, an adventure that doesn't seem to have netted the company much, has joined the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL).
Apparently the open source Eclipse consortium will be reconsidering the royalty-free access to API memorialized in its Common Public License (CPL). Smaller companies want to be paid for their IP.


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