Doors Open for EclipseCon 2009
Community Members Announce New Innovations and Products
ECLIPSECON 2009, SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 24, 2009
EclipseCon 2009, the sixth annual Eclipse community conference, opens today at the Santa Clara Convention
Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference features the latest Eclipse developments and provides a
forum for attendees to discuss key business and technical issues facing the community.
Clay Shirky, Adjunct Professor for the Interactive Telecom Program at NYU, and Jeff Atwood, blogger
and CEO of stackoverflow.com, will deliver the opening keynote presentation. Wednesday's keynote will be
given by Peter Vosshall, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon.com, and Don MacAskill,
Co-founder and CEO of SmugMug, and Thursday's keynote will be given by Tim Wagner, Principal Development
Manager for Microsoft Visual Studio Platform and Kevin McGuire, Eclipse UI Architect and Design &
Usability Lead at IBM.
EclipseCon 2009 features technical talks and tutorials on a variety of Eclipse projects and
technologies, including Equinox, Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP), Rich Ajax Platform (RAP), Mylyn,
Device Developer Software Platform (DSDP), Eclipse Modeling project and many others. EclipseCon 2009
also features the OSGi DevCon.
There are 36 organizations participating as conference sponsors this year, including Gold sponsors
BIRT Exchange, Blu Age, IBM, JBoss, Sopera, Sun Microsystems and Wind River. A number of Eclipse member
companies are also announcing a variety of exciting new initiatives at this year’s conference, including:
- Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications
Without Limit™ and founder and co-leader of the BIRT project with the Eclipse Foundation,
announced the creation of the Actuate BIRT Global Partner Connection. The new program will unite
organizations globally using BIRT, the leading open source information application development
environment, and will bring together a community of technology providers offering high-valued
products, solutions and services around BIRT.
- Anyware Technologies announces Eclipse Time, a conference which presents many Eclipse
topics (technical, strategic) during sessions delivered by the Eclipse Foundation, Eclipse experts
and industry speakers. Attendees are technical developers and managers from many fields of activity:
embedded, aeronautics, space, research and communications. Gathering more than one hundred people,
the event focuses on how Eclipse can be an answer to industry topics.
- ARS Computer und Consulting GmbH, an IBM Premier Business Partner since 1994, announced
it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member at EclipseCon. The medium-sized software
development, integration and training specialist underpins its commitment to Open Source, especially
Eclipse-based development environments, Rich Clients and Runtime platforms. By joining the Eclipse
Foundation, ARS intends to shift from a consumer role to actively supporting and contributing to the
- AvantSoft provides excellent training and development services for Eclipse Plugins, RCP,
GEF, EMF, Flex, and J2EE. AvantSoft's Eclipse University offers customized corporate training and
public virtual classes. All EclipseCon2009 presentations are published using innovative Flex-based
platform gpublication.com. AvantSofts MyEventPortal solution enables custom portals with content,
networking, and community support.
- Band XI International, LLC is successfully commercializing the results of their US Army
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to build the Mobile Embedded Component Suite
(MECS), an embedded Java™ foundation using Eclipse Equinox as a runtime. Band XI is applying
the core component frameworks to address prognostics and diagnostics in condition-based maintenance
of vehicle fleets. The same software provides the basis for various military and industrial
- BLU AGE Corp., leader in agile model transformation, announces the launch of their Legacy
Model-Driven modernization solution: BLU AGE Reverse Modeling and BLU AGE Modernization. This
groundbreaking solution enables complete reverse modeling and re-engineering of the most critical
- Bredex At EclipseCon, Bredex will be represented by Achim Lörke, presenting an
approach to using models to ease the start-up of GUI testing, and Alexandra Imrie, talking about
usability in Eclipse applications. In the exhibition hall (stand 204), Achim and Alex will
demonstrate the upcoming version 3.0 of GUIdancer, which is a finalist in the Eclipse Awards in the
Best Commercial Developer Tool category.
- EclipseSource, the leading provider of Eclipse runtime products and services, announced
Yoxos SecureSource, a subscription-based service that provides secure access to a repository of
certified open source plug-ins. The new service provides development teams with secured, reliable
access to an uncompromised and consistent code base and is designed to alleviate concerns about
source code authenticity and origin.
- Eteration, a.s., an Eclipse expert and long time committer to the Eclipse Foundation
announces open education and courseware for web application development. This initiative is a part
of the Web Tools platform project. Eteration is a provider of services and education for
Enterprise Customers in Europe and Asia.
- froglogic GmbH is showing a preview of Squish 4.0 at EclipseCon 2009. Squish is a
professional, cross-platform GUI and regression testing tool that enables testers to create and
execute automated GUI tests for applications based on a variety of different GUI technologies.
Squish stands out from other GUI test tools thanks to its close integration with each supported
- Genuitec released MyEclipse 7.1 Blue Edition, software that allows companies to unleash
their WebSphere investment with WSAD/RAD project support and WebSphere 7 compatibility. Also, nWire
Software gives Genuitecs Pulse users a boost with innovative code exploration. And, Quest Software
has joined Genuitec's Pulse Network with popular Java profiler JProbe®.
- Instantiations, a leading provider of Eclipse-based software quality, security, GUI building
and testing solutions released version 7.0 of WindowBuilder Pro Java GUI builder for Swing, SWT and GWT.
WindowBuilder Pro, which was nominated for a 2009 Eclipse Award, adds many features to v7.0 including UI
Factories, Eclipse Nebula widgets integration, improved parsing, new customization API for third party
extensibility, Swing Data Binding and full support for GWT-Ext widget set.
- itemis, strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, presents the new development of
TMF-Xtext, which will be released in the next version of Eclipse in June 2009, and the new project
EMF-Index. Both of the projects will be presented in sessions at EclipseCon on Tuesday, March 24:
Next generation textual DSLs with Xtext and Managing Big Ecore Models with EMF Index.
- MicroDoc is planning to release Java Bindings for openVG under EPL in Q2 of 2009.
OpenVG™ is a cross-platform API that provides a low-level hardware acceleration interface
for vector graphics libraries. The Java™ bindings will make hardware accelerated 2D vector
graphics available for users of eRCP applications on mobile and embedded devices. MicroDoc is also
organizing Eclipse Embedded Day in
Stuttgart, Germany on June 25, 2009.
- Oracle announced Oracle® Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Release 11g, a free component of
Oracle Fusion Middleware designed to help developers leverage their expertise in Eclipse with the
comprehensive capabilities of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Key enhancements in this release include
Object-Relational Mapping (ORM), Spring and Web Service tools to help reduce development complexity
for Java and database developers targeting Oracle platforms.
- Perforce Software, an Eclipse member company, announced the latest release of its
Perforce Plug-in for Eclipse which integrates Eclipse with Perforce, The Fast Sofware Configuration
Management System. This version introduces the Synchronize view, enhanced Resolve dialog and a new
Integrate dialog, along with numerous performance enhancements.
- ProSyst, www.prosyst.com, an OSGi
pioneer and Active Contributor to Equinox with 2 Equinox committers has joined the Eclipse Training
Alliance, as a premium member. ProSyst offers various Embedded and Enterprise OSGi training courses
as well as Eclipse eRCP. ProSyst would also be pleased to offer an onsite training - customized for
- Protecode announced Release 2.0 of its software governance products which make the
managing of licensing obligations of Open Source and other 3rd-party software much easier: the
Enterprise IP Analyzer TM for bulk analysis of existing code, and the Eclipse plug-in Developer
IP Assistant TM, industrys first real-time preventive IP management solution.
- SOPERA is offering a mature open source platform for SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
With the new and immediately available Release 3.2, the functional scope of the suite has again been
expanded significantly: It now also includes integration components for Talend Open Studio, the
leading Open Source software for data integration, and Hyperic HQ, the multiple prize-winning Open
Source solution for system management and monitoring.
- Soyatec proudly announces a massive source contribution to the e4 project on Declarative
UI: XWT and the availability of a Technical Preview Release of eclipse4sl (proposed as eclipse SLDT)
on Mac OS X. Soyatec continues to show a strong commitment to lead and develop several Eclipse
projects such as XWT, PMF, EGF and SLDT and to promote Eclipse in the China market.
- SpringSource has released SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) 2.0, the most comprehensive
environment for building Spring-powered Java applications. STS 2.0 is an Eclipse-based platform that
adds such features as wizards for creating projects, forms-based configuration editing, and more.
Also included in STS 2.0 are tools which help developers deploy modular OSGi applications.
- Weigle Wilczek announces that it is expanding to the United Kingdom with Neil Bartlett, an
internationally recognised OSGi expert and author of the upcoming book OSGi in Practice, as a founding
partner of the upcoming London office. As well, itemis, ProSyst and SOPERA have joined the Eclipse
Training Alliance. As an international expert network, the Eclipse Training Alliance pools the extensive
Eclipse knowledge of its associate companies.
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