Emergency management is one of the most difficult occupations that exists, where there are no second chances and no room for error. Emergency management simulation has become one of the most popular methods of preparing decision makers for various scenarios they may face in the real world. Within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, which is the official engineering research agency of the state of Texas, there exists a research center that turns fundamental research into real technological solutions.
Eclipse has come a long way since its beginnings as a Java IDE, and recently there has been a surge in interest in Eclipse as a runtime technology. JAXenter caught up with Chris Aniszczyk, moderator of the Eclipse Platform Day at JAX 2010, to ask him why Eclipse is becoming so popular as a runtime technology, and what impact e4 and OSGi are having on the community.
In May, Swiss company Business Systems Integration AG (BSI) will release its Scout business application framework to the open source community. A first look at the Scout project's source code will be available to attendees at this year's EclipseCon conference, taking place from the 22nd to the 25th of March, 2010 in Santa Clara, California.
Siemens Enterprise Communications have been developing telephony switches for the past 100 years, moving to software focussed solutions in the last decade. To bring their technology offerings up to date, Eclipse Equinox was chosen to give them a solid foundation for their OpenScape Unified Communications suite.
Salesforce.com's Eclipse plug-in for targeting the company's Force.com platform provides a seamless development experience for organizations aiming their application efforts cloudward.
New and Enhanced Features Help Cut Application Development Time While Increasing Code Quality
Instantiations, Inc. today announced an upgrade to GWT Designer, its popular Eclipse-based GUI building product, to support GWT 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X . Based on InstantiationsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ award-winning WindowBuilder product, named Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Developer Tool of 2009 by the Eclipse Foundation, GWT Designer is the leading GUI building Eclipse plug-in for GWT.
As JAXenter reported last week, SpringSource have submitted a proposal for dm Server to move to Eclipse.org. The follow-on from the recently released dm Server 2.0 will be developed under the Eclipse Runtime Project. JAXenter caught up with the Chief Technology Officer for SpringSource, Adrian Colyer, to ask him about the project.
Genuitec, LLC, a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the immediate availability of Pulse 3.0; the unbreakable, cross-enterprise life cycle management platform. Pulse gives global corporations a less expensive but powerful solution for smarter software delivery across teams and to end-users, leading many enterprise clients to even look at Pulse as a replacement for IBM's Jazz technologies.
Tasktop Technologies, creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leading provider of task management for application lifecycle management (ALM), and ThoughtWorks Studios today announced the availability of the ThoughtWorks Studios Mingle Mylyn Connector. The new offering integrates development activities performed in the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with project management in the new Mingle 3.0. Together, the products help developers easily and accurately track progress while, simultaneously, providing accurate and up-to-date project status visibility for team leads.
The momentum behind the OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative)-based modular approach to developing and deploying applications and libraries got some additional horsepower last week when Oracle and SpringSource announced that they would be the first two companies backing a newly proposed Eclipse project.
Tasktop Technologies, the company behind the open-source Mylyn framework, has introduced a new version of its namesake product that provides what founder Mik Kersten calls the "missing link" between software development delivery and agile project tracking and management.
Our newest release is built to support Eclipse Galileo and delivers a powerful Java Profiler that can be used as a standalone tool outside of MyEclipse to profile any Java application, Eclipse plug-in or applet, as well as industry-leading support for the much-requested Struts 2 framework, enabling the development of enterprise-class Java Web applications.
While at EclipseCon this year, I had the chance to talk with Greg Wilkins and Adam Lieber of Webtide. Just the night before theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d checked code into the Eclipse Foundation repositories to finish up adding Jetty as an Eclipse project. We start out discussing JettyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new Eclipse home.
Today, we are introducing the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse. This free, open source plugin for the Eclipse IDE makes it easier and more efficient for you to develop, deploy, and debug Java applications on top of AWS. In fact, you can design an entire AWS-hosted Tomcat-based cluster from within Eclipse. You can design your cluster, specifying the number of EC2 instances and the instance type to run. You have can select and even create security groups and keypairs and can associate an Elastic IP address with each instance.
SpringSourceÃ¢â‚¬â€�the company behind the open source Spring framework for JavaÃ¢â‚¬â€�has officially released a new version of its commercial Eclipse-based development environment, the SpringSource Tool Suite (STS). The new version brings improved tools to streamline application editing and accelerate Spring project development.
TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tasktop 1.4 and Eclipse Mylyn 3.1 releases are a milestone in the evolution of the task-focused interface. Mylyn continues to improve as a framework and core tools for open source developers, while Tasktop evolves its commercial integrations and enterprise-ready feature set. Together, these tools are bringing the benefits of the task-focused interface to a rapidly growing audience.
Genuitec, LLC, the leading provider of the popular MyEclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and a founding and strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, announced today the production release of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 7.1. The new release delivers enhanced JAX-RS tooling and a variety of persistence enhancements to improve the MyEclipse experience.
The Eclipse BIRT project is best known as a report-creation tool that supports multiple data sources and produces many different forms of output. The BIRT Viewer and the BIRT engine work well in a Java/J2EE environment, but what if your web applications are built using PHP? In order to call BIRT from PHP, a PHP-to-Java bridge is necessary. Jason Weathersby demonstrates how you can use BIRT with PHP using a bridge to generate reports from PHP Web applications.
Innovations Software Technology today announces the release of the Visual Rules Enterprise Platform 4.4, the premier Business Rules Management (BRM) Platform. The highlight of this release is the extension of the management components with Visual Rules Execution Server.
BIRT, which is Actuate's Eclipse Foundation project, will provide interactive data for network monitoring and planning within the Web-based interface of Cisco's Secure Access Control Server.
The team researched for a suitable tool, and during that process they downloaded an evaluation copy of Squish. They used the evaluation copy to produce a proof of concept, and having successfully done this, they then contacted several companies who were already using Squish for their test efforts. After completing their research and satisfying themselves that Squish would meet their needs, they purchased their Squish licenses.
From a technical point of view, several reasons led to APC choosing Squish for automating InfraStruXure's functional GUI tests, rather than some other tool. On key reason was Squish's cross-platform support, which means that the same test scripts can be run against their user interface on both Windows and Linux.
It's hard to overstate the impact that open source technologies have had on the software industry. One recent example: Skyway Software, provider of an open-source code-generation framework for Spring-based applications, called Skyway Builder. The Tampa-based company last week announced the general availability of Skyway Builder 6.1, which is all about delivering Java EE apps for Spring. But the company started out going in a different direction.
Instantiations, Inc. announced v6.0 of CodePro AnalytiX, adding new OWASP-based security auditing rules, support for mock objects, new rules for web services auditing, and extended JUnit testing support for Spring, Struts and EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) frameworks.
Eclipse software experts Eric Clayberg and Dan Rubel today announced the availability of the third edition of their book, Eclipse Plug-ins, published by Addison-Wesley Professional. Building on two internationally best-selling previous editions titled Eclipse: Building Commercial Quality Plug-ins, the book has been fully revised to reflect the powerful new capabilities of Eclipse 3.4 and Java 5. book "Eclipse Plug-Ins"
Information Week has published my article on open source business intelligence (OSBI), Open Source BI Still Fighting For Its Share, a title that applies both to the BI software market and to IW column inches. (The article is now also an Intelligent Enterprise feature.) I'll share with readers material I wrote, cut by IW's editors, on open-source data-integration vendor Talend and on Eclipse BIRT, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools.
The Tasktop Team is very pleased to announce the Autumn 2008 release of Tasktop (v1.3). In addition to the new features that our users are accustomed to getting once per season, we are very pleased to announce a Linux version. The other big news is that Firefox users now get automatic session restore for each task, bug and issue that they work on.
Digital identity and digital identity management are key aspects of security for both home and corporate users. The capacity to validate identity and the ability to securely perform transactions online form the basis of consumer and business-to-business interactions. Without a valid digital identity and a mechanism to securely store, manage and transmit that identity, there can be no trust between transacting entities.
Instantiations, Inc., a leading provider of Eclipse-based commercial software solutions to improve software quality and productivity, today announced an upgrade to its comprehensive code quality product, CodePro AnalytiX. Through intense automation of audits, metrics, and best practices, CodePro AnalytiX ensures superior software quality and maximum developer productivity throughout the entire code development cycle. With this upgrade, Instantiations more than doubles the number of security audit rules to 150, bringing the industry's most comprehensive Java code auditing library to over 1,100 rules.