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Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project Announces Availability of Release 3.2


OTTAWA , ONTARIO, CANADADecember 21, 2004–The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project, a top-level project in the Eclipse Foundation, announced that the TPTP release 3.2 will be available on the Eclipse Foundation website (www.eclipse.org) this week. TPTP 3.2 is the second significant platform release since the August 2004 creation of the TPTP Project, an evolution of the previous Eclipse ‘Hyades’ Project.

The Eclipse TPTP Project provides an open, standards-based platform supplying powerful frameworks and services for the development of software test and performance tools that are used throughout the application lifecycle from early testing to production application monitoring . TPTP 3.2 provides significant enhancements to the platform’s user interface, data-collection and Java tracing system. The platform’s own testing facilities helped with the testing of these enhancements.

TPTP 3.2 Highlights

Key enhancements in TPTP 3.2 include the following:

  • Enhanced data collection and communication with additional control over the selection of data-collection agents and information within the user interface
  • Improved statistical analysis representation and viewing
  • Better Java tracing capability
  • Additional documentation and help facilities with improved user help architecture and supporting documents
  • Simplified test deployment with supplementary automation for the creation and running of tests
  • Improved execution history that collects and makes available added data within the test execution history framework

“TPTP has made remarkable progress toward becoming a viable platform choice for Intel performance analysis tools in environments where options are limited such as Linux.” said Tyler Thessin, engineering manager for Intel Software Development Products and project lead for the TPTP Project. “Intel is looking forward to further unleashing the power of the TPTP platform and contributing our extensive experience in software performance analysis tools to the industry .”

Comments from Other TPTP Project Leaders and Member

“Scapa Technologies welcomes each release of TPTP enthusiastically. TPTP 3.2 continues to enhance the platform’s effectiveness and usability,” commented Michael Norman, chief executive officer of Scapa Technologies and project lead for the TPTP Testing Tools Project. “The continued growth and development of TPTP benefits vendors such as ourselves and encourages us to add value in innovative and groundbreaking ways through our own product offerings.”

Serge Lucio, senior product manager at IBM Software Group and project lead for the TPTP Tracing and Profiling Tools Project, said, "Over the last two years, TPTP has evolved into a robust platform for the construction of interoperable test and performance tools. TPTP offers a tremendous opportunity across industries to better integrate software quality tools, enabling a continuous verification of quality throughout the application development and deployment lifecycle. Concurrent with this release, IBM Rational has delivered a brand new set of products that extend TPTP, illustrating our commitment to adopt TPTP across our product line."

"TPTP 3.2 demonstrates that TPTP is evolving in a sustainable manner and has achieved the maturity needed for test and performance tool vendors like OC Systems to commit to this platform," said Oliver Cole, president of OC Systems. "We are excited about enhancing TPTP with our own products, as well as taking advantage of the platform to improve the interoperability and functionality of our toolset."

“This latest release of TPTP again demonstrates the power of the open-source development model,” said Robert Levy, senior vice president of development at CA. “CA will continue to leverage TPTP to help our customers maximize the technical performance and business value of their enterprise Java-based systems.”

About the Eclipse Test and Performance Project

The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project is an open-source, collaborative project providing a common platform of commercial quality upon which specialized, differentiated, and interoperable offerings for world-class software test and performance tools are created. The Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform enables tool integration and interoperability through open standards. It supplies extensible frameworks and services for test and performance tools that are used throughout the application lifecycle, from development through production, and supports a spectrum of standalone through highly distributed and embedded through enterprise computing systems. The project also delivers extensible exemplary tools that verify the utility of and illustrate the appropriate use of the platform, and support the development and maintenance of the platform itself. Full details of the Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform Project are available at www.eclipse.org/test-and-performance.

About the Eclipse Foundation

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit member-supported corporation that hosts community based open source projects. Eclipse creates royalty-free technology and a universal platform for development tools integration, modeling, testing and functionally-rich application construction. Eclipse-based offerings give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a dynamic plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create and integrate technology, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, providers can concentrate and focus on areas of expertise and differentiation. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, QNX, Mac OS X and Windows-based systems. Full details of the Eclipse Foundation and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at www.eclipse.org.

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