Callisto Effect

The following are just some of the examples of what Eclipse members are doing with Callisto.

Business Objects

At Business Objects we are really excited about the Callisto release and have decided to leverage this as the foundation for the release of Crystal Reports for Eclipse. Crystal Reports for Eclipse uses a number of plugins (GEF, WTP, DTP), and benefits from the Callisto release. The simultaneous release aspect makes it a lot easier for us to provide a supported platform list to our end users as opposed to calling out specific versions of each dependent plugin. This efficiency simplifies our testing and validation process saving time for us and providing higher quality for our customers.

Tim Lang - VP Developer Programs

BusinessObjects

intalio
Intalio

Intalio uses Eclipse as the foundation for the Intalio|BPMS Designer product, the first BPM development tool to provide Zero Code and One Click Deploy capabilities for complex business processes. Without the robustness of the Eclipse platform and the support we are getting from the thriving Eclipse community, building such a product would never ave been possible. We look forward to the Callisto release as one that will push the envelope even further, and make Eclipse the de-facto standard for Java-based development environments.

Ismael Ghalimi - Founder and CEO


Scapa Technologies

Scapa is planning to release a new version of its Test and Perfomance Platform later in the year, which will be built on TPTP, BIRT, EMF, GEF and WTP as well as the Eclipse Platform, so it is imperative that we are able to have these projects ship in a coordinated manner with full integration testing.

Mike Norman - Chief Executive and President

Scapatech

BEA
BEA

The Callisto release, consisting of the Eclipse platform 3.2 and the Web Tools platform (WTP) version 1.5 is designed to represent an improvement in the stability and performance for next generation web application tooling. This is a key part of our Blended Strategy and shows that - as a major contributor to Eclipse and WTP, BEA was able to be the first enterprise vendor to deliver a commercial product on the Callisto platform. Partnering with the community continually hones the edge BEA Workshop Studio needs to be the "Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Tool".

Bill Roth - Vice President, Workshop Studio


Lombardi

Lombardi won the Best Commercial RCP Award because we fully leverage the Eclipse platform to deliver value to our customers. With the Calisto release, we will be able to improve Lombardi's BPM products more quickly and easily. Additionally, our products will also integrate better with all the new Eclipse projects, such as BIRT, WTP, GMF, delivering an even richer and more sophisticated set of tools that drive customer business processes, models, events, rules, and dashboards.

Damion Heredia - Director of Product Management

Lombardi

LynuxWorks
LynuxWorks

At LynuxWorks we use Eclipse to power our Luminosity IDE. Luminosity provides a embedded software development system for both Linux developers and users of our POSIX based LynxOS real-time operating system. We take advantage of the CDT project today and are looking to also use elements from the TPTP and DSDP projects in our future releases. Callisto is giving us a huge amount of confidence that we can deliver our next version on-time, as all the project pieces we need will be available with the new Eclipse platform from day one.

Robert Day - Vice President, Marketing


Innoopract

As a provider of the Yoxos Eclipse distribution, Innoopract is very aware of the importance of a coordinated release of Eclipse software. Callisto is a great step towards our mission of making Eclipse easier to manage and update. Starting with the first release of Callisto, it will be an important part of our distribution offerings. Yoxos users will be able to easily extend Callisto and build custom configurations of Eclipse and third-party plugins and features through an Ajax-enabled “Download-on-Demand” service. Developers can pick & choose in a Web browser exactly those plugins they wish to install.

Eric von der Heyden - Managing Director

Innoopract

Intervoice
Intervoice

Intervoice has adopted the Eclipse Platform as our framework for delivering development tools for our Media Exchange platform. Using Eclipse allows my team to focus on developing plug-in technologies that leverage our core competencies in voice automation while leveraging the features of the Eclipse Platform, providing our customers with tools that are ready to use for maximum productivity.

Andy Thomas - Vice President, Poduct Development


Borland

The simultaneous release of the ten projects under the Callisto Project banner helps commercial vendors like Borland more easily leverage Eclipse technology within their products. In addition to leveraging the Eclipse Web Tools Platform within our award-winning IDE tools, the next major release of Borland’s Together modeling product, expected this summer, will incorporate technology from the 3.2 releases of the Java Development Tools and C/C++ Development Tooling projects. Additionally, we’ll be using the Eclipse Modeling Framework and Graphical Modeling Framework as key components within Borland’s next-generation modeling products.

Rich Gronback - Chief Scientist

Borland

Klocwork
Klocwork

As an Eclipse Foundation Member and Eclipse Add-In-Provider, Klocwork sees the Callisto project as an important intiative. Our Eclipse commitment is an important part of both our customer value proposition and internal product development strategy. Klocwork customers benefit from our relationship with Eclipse since they can access Klocwork's leading defect and vulnerability detection technology inside Eclipse's C,C++ & Java IDEs. In addition, Klocwork's reporting tools are built using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, enabling a flexible, open platform for our own product development. In short, the Callisto project will help streamline our work with Eclipse and we see it as a great step forward by the Eclipse Foundation.

Ian Gordon - Vice President, Poduct Management


LogicLibrary

The successful, on-schedule completion of Eclipse's Callisto initiative is a significant milestone for the software industry. Our flagship product, Logidex, is tightly integrated with the Eclipse development platform. This gives customers exceptional flexibility to use the tools they need for development projects and SOA initiatives. Eclipse has proven, yet again, that it is possible to consistently deliver large scale, world-class software projects that deliver great value.

Brent Carlson - VP of Technology

LogicLibrary

Lattix
Lattix

Callisto is a key part of our strategy to deliver more value to our customers. With the Callisto release, our customers will be able to expand their use of the Lattix LDM plugin to manage the architecture of their Eclipse projects. In addition to Java projects, the web application tooling will allow our users to test the architecture, detect violations while developing and prevent architectural erosion of web applications.

Neeraj Sangal - President


AvantSoft

AvantSoft, Inc. is proud to announce that it has successfully upgraded its full range of training and professional services for the Callisto release. AvantSoft consultants and project managers have embraced Callisto by conducting special internal sessions on Callisto projects. AvantSoft training programs have been updated with latest release of Eclipse platform and Callisto projects CDT, GEF, GMF, VE, DTP, EMF, WTP, TPTP, and BIRT. With this expertise, AvantSoft team is ready to provide in-depth onsite corporate training and execute consulting engagements using Callisto projects. AvantSoft can help customers get ready for Callisto through its full range of services - custom training on Callisto projects, consulting resources with expertise in Callisto projects, and project managers that can set up teams and execute entire lifecycle of Eclipse plugins and RCP application development using Callisto projects. AvantSoft has provided excellent training courses and executed consulting projects on Eclipse platform for several large corporations all over U.S. and Europe.

Ashvin Radiya - Founder and President

AvantSoft

Actuate
Actuate

Successful innovation is driven by ease of adoption and compatibility. At Actuate we know that a key component of our success is our ability to quickly and easily add the latest and most cross-compatible technology into our platform. For instance, we are using the Eclipse Data Tools Platform and, with the release of Actuate 9, have included the BIRT project in our enterprise reporting application platform. The Eclipse Callisto release gives us the ability to more easily investigate the benefits of adding other Eclipse projects to our platform and the assurance that the Eclipse ecosystem will expand as the benefits of using Eclipse as a standard development environment continue to increase.

Mark Coggins - Senior Vice President of Engineering


QNX

Before the Callisto release, our QNX Momentics development platform had to juggle the separate release schedules of the Eclipse Platform and the CDT project. It was difficult to co-ordinate plug-ins targeting our QNX's Neutrino operating system and stay current with Eclipse releases. With Callisto, we can now align our product initiatives with one Eclipse release schedule, and have a common platform upon which to integrate partner plug-ins from vendors such as Klocwork and other Eclipse projects. The Callisto release will give us a tremendous boost in productivity and innovation, and help keep QNX Momentics the best commercially available Eclipse offering for the embedded market.

Doug Schaefer - CDT Project lead and Software Tools Manager

QNX

ILOG
ILOG

For an ISV, managing project release lifecycles and version dependencies of independent Eclipse projects is a challenge that added complexity to the designing, building, testing and deploying of our JRules product. The Eclipse community has responded to the needs of ISVs with Callisto by unifying the release lifecycles of independent projects. ILOG welcomes Callisto and we think this underscores the viability of Eclipse as a foundation for commercial software. We also expect our customers will appreciate the many enhancements in Eclipse 3.2 for enhancing user interfaces, code refactoring support and performance improvements.

Daniel Selman - Product Manager


IBM

Callisto combines into a single release major developments with existing and new packages, including the WTP, TPTP, and GMF projects. Callisto is a big step forward for Eclipse because the simultaneous release of multiple projects will make it easier for both commercial and open source projects to adopt a broad array of Eclipse technology. Here at IBM Rational this is important because Eclipse underlies most Rational products and more than 200 IBM products altogether. We invite you to discover IBM Rational Eclipse-based solutions for application development, modeling, and testing, as well as the many other innovative ways that IBM contributes to and utilizes Eclipse

Lee Nackman - VP Product Development and Customer Support, IBM Rational

IBM

Oracle
Oracle

Helping developers improve productivity, while adhering to industry standards and providing a choice in technologies, is a key focus for Oracle and one of the reasons we are an Eclipse member. The Callisto Simultaneous Release brings several Eclipse projects together in one release with the same goal in mind -- to help the developer community be more productive.

Omar Tazi - Chief Open Source evangelist, Middleware and Tools


Cape Clear

Cape Clear believes that ease-of-use is critical to the success of SOA projects. Cape Clear Studio, an IDE supporting the end-to-end development of SOA-based applications, is based on WTP and the Eclipse Project. The efficiencies gained by building on the Eclipse platform have enabled us to accelerate the delivery of ease-of-use innovations to our customers. And the widespread adoption of Eclipse has opened the door to a number of interesting partnerships with other Eclipse plug-in providers. We view the Callisto release as another huge step forward in reducing the cost of building quality development tools.

Jim Rivera - VP of Product Management

Cape Clear

Novell
Novell

At Novell, we ship and support Eclipse as a key component of our SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK. The Callisto release is key to Novell's continuing success with Eclipse. Callisto's simultaneous release of all ten top-level Eclipse projects will allow Novell to offer a supported development environment to a much broader development audience.

Chris Cooper - Director, Novell Partner Engineering


BandXI

The Equinox OSGi R4 implementation and supporting tooling available in the Callisto release provide the foundation for rapidly delivering high quality embedded Java applications to our clients. Band XI International has successfully test deployed an Equinox based solution for the Michigan National Guard's Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. This embedded Java solution represents a new breed of application, called sensor fusion, in which a remote, mobile device connects to an array of sensors and broadcasts sensing information across a secure network. Combined with location information, anyone on the grid has real-time situation awareness of what chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) threats are detected and where they have been encountered. Developing this solution with the Eclipse tooling and components has enabled Band XI and the US Army to work in a very agile manner, challenging conventional notions about cycle times for government projects.

John Cunningham - President, Band XI International

BandXI

Cybertec Geschwinde & Schönig GmbH
Cybertec Geschwinde & Schönig GmbH

Cybertec has been using Eclipse for a long time now because it provides infrastructure to build wonderful SWT based client applications. In addition to that it provides tools such as BIRT our customers can use for reporting and to deal with PostgreSQL. We are also using the C / C++ as well as the Java IDE to debug existing applications efficiently.

Hans-Jürgen Schönig - CEO

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