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Basel, Switzerland-based Canoo has released a new plug-in for Eclipse 3.0 that simplifies Rich Internet Application (RIA) development with the UltraLightClient (ULC) Java library. The new plug-in, says Canoo, provides a tight ULC integration into the Eclipse IDE, enabling developers to deliver pure Java-based RIAs with unprecedented efficiency. UltraLightClient offers a server-side programming and execution model and is the ideal complement for the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). "With this standard Java library, developers will be very effective in providing rich, responsive GUIs for enterprise Web applications within J2EE and J2SE infrastructures," says the company. UltraLightClient builds on available developer know-how by following the Swing API, yet shields the developer from the complexities of client/server code distribution by taking care of the code spli... (more)

"Zorn" Is Born: Latest Eclipse Foundation Member Is Macromedia

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... (more)

Eclipse Special: IBM Rational Update

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here "Where we are moving now is if you look at products today from Rational, 80% of them are Eclipse-integrated today. As a general, strategic direction, we are moving them from Eclipse-integrated to Eclipse-based." "You will see greater and greater integration and construction on top of the Eclipse framework, so basically, Eclipse is at the core of all the products that we build as part of the software development platform." Jeffrey Hammond, group market manager for IBM Rational Software [speaking during a news briefing, Mar... (more)

Eclipse Special: LynuxWorks Introduces New Eclipse-Based IDE

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here 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 debugging C/C++ and Java embedded and real-time applications. Developers also benefit from a target connection wizard to simplify target setup, an application wizard that jump-starts development, and a cross process viewer enabling users to ... (more)

ATG Creates Plug-Ins for Java Developers to Ease Coding in Eclipse and WebSphere

Art Technology Group (ATG) has been working for the past year on developing plug-ins for Java developers. ATG and IBM announced last year plans to integrate WebSphere with ATGs technology that creates variable, 'prepackaged' schemas to gauge how customers react to various e-commerce Web sites.   ATG has diligently applied itself to an e-commerce initiative that facilitates integration of WebSphere and Eclipse. Most of the work, according to ATG's software development director, Adam Belmont, involves makin... (more)