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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)

IBM Among Group Supporting Eclipse Upgrade

The Eclipse Foundation has announced a major infrastructure upgrade of the Eclipse community web site  This upgrade was made possible through contributions of hardware and software from HP, IBM, Intel and Novell, Foundation said, and was made due to increased Web traffic and download rates among the burgeoning Eclipse open source community, Eclipse.org’s web infrastructure has been redesigned to scale for growth and ensure high availability for the entire community. With approximately 1.2 million page views on an average day and 10 terabytes of data transferred per month, t... (more)

iWay Software Joins Eclipse

iWay Software, an Information Builders company , has announced that today it has joined the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community dedicated to the implementation of a universal development platform. "We are supporting the Eclipse initiative because we believe Eclipse  will substantially speed the deployment of service-oriented  architectures (SOA)," says John Senor, president of iWay Software. "iWay Software is very committed to simplifying enterprise  integration, and with our new plugs-ins for Eclipse, we can seamlessly interconnect Java composite applications to the iWa... (more)

Eclipse Foundation and Sybase Announce Approval of Eclipse Data Tools Platform Project

The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the development of a universal development platform, and Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure and mobile software, today announced approval of the new Data Tools Platform (DTP) project proposal. Submitted by Sybase in February, the DTP project will provide a comprehensive set of data management frameworks and a representative suite of data management tools, which are essential for data centric application development.   “The DTP Project will be an enabling technology — the ... (more)

EclipseWorld 2005 Conference Photo Album

EclipseWorld 2005, the first independent conference for enterprise IT professionals who use Eclipse-based tools and technologies, was held August 29-31, 2005 in New York City. Top sponsors included Oracle, Sybase, and IBM. Ted Bahr, president of BZ Media, which produced the event, said, "During the past three years, Eclipse has evolved into one of today's leading tools platforms, largely due to the breadth of support by Oracle, Sybase, IBM and other key technology providers. Oracle's decision to serve as the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of EclipseWorld 2005 demonstrates the company's... (more)