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Macromedia today announced plans to join the Eclipse Foundation: the company will deliver a next-generation rich Internet application (RIA) development tool based on Eclipse, codenamed "Zorn." Zorn will provide professional developers with a robust tool set for developing rich Internet applications using the Macromedia Flex framework, says Macromedia. The Flex server combines the standards-based Flex development framework with a powerful set of runtime services to deliver enterprise-class rich Internet applications. Currently there are more than 300 enterprise customers for Flex, including SAP AG, NEC, and HBOS plc. Once released, Zorn will enable development teams to easily build and deploy applications that deliver what Macromedia calls "more effective, memorable, and usable experiences" by leveraging the newly-named Macromedia Flash Platform. "We're excited to b... (more)

CoWare Expands into Software with Eclipse-Based IDE

CoWare, which specializes in platform-driven electronic system-level (ESL) design software and services, has announced its new Virtual Platform product family. CoWare Virtual Platform product family delivers new tools and technologies that support the creation, distribution, and use of virtual hardware platforms for device software development and validation. Virtual hardware platforms are models of the device hardware and the environment they evolve in, and are suitable for the development and validation of an entire device software stack up to the application level, the company... (more)

MyEclipse 6.5 Delivers Portlets, Spring and JSF Upgrades and JAX-WS Web Services

Genuitec announced the availability of the initial milestone release of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 6.5. Among noted enhancements is the upgrade of MyEclipse Spring tools, which provides the most up-to-date technology as well as the integration of the latest Spring framework 2.5 libraries. Also in the milestone release, JSF developers can expect to see an improvement to the JSF/Facelet visual page designer with all new support for coding and WYSIWYG preview of custom components. Finally, by customer demand, MyEclipse 6.5 includes Java portlet support. The new portlet creation ... (more)

Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Now Available

Furthering its dedication to providing Java developers productivity with choice, Oracle announced the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, a new component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. This release marks the first free Eclipse 3.4 environment to support Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Release 3. Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse is the latest in a series of products that combine technology from Oracle Fusion Middleware and BEA Systems. These products illustrate the rapid progress that Oracle is making in combining market-leading technologies from the two companies into a unified product... (more)

Iona, Eclipse Foundation Unveil SOA Tooling Platform Project

The Eclipse foundation has unveiled the proposal for a new SOA Tooling Project, which will provide an extensible set of graphical tools for assembling and administering SOA-based infrastructure. Iona Technologies is providing the seed code for the project, submitting the Eclipse-based tooling for its Artix enterprise service bus product as the baseline. The proposal for the SOA Tools Platform (STP) project is to provide an integrated developer tooling platform for the SOA-based infrastructure. Following the model of Eclipse projects, the platform will be the foundation of an ext... (more)