Scapa Technologies
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Scapa Technologies Becomes an Eclipse Strategic Developer and Joins Board of Directors

EDINBURGH, UK—February 7, 2005 – The Eclipse Foundation, a community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools integration, and Scapa Technologies Limited, an independent vendor of application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring software, today announced that Scapa Technologies has become a Strategic Developer with the Eclipse Foundation. In addition, Dr. Michael Norman, Scapa Technologies’ CEO joins representatives from existing Strategic Developers, IBM Corporation, Intel, QNX Software Systems Limited and Actuate, as an Eclipse Foundation Board Member.

Scapa Technologies joined the original Eclipse consortium in June 2002 and was represented by Dr. Michael Norman on the original Eclipse Board of Stewards. Dr. Norman was instrumental in forming an innovative Eclipse Tools Project focused on testing and performance. From its launch in December 2002, Dr. Norman led the new Eclipse Hyades Tools Project until it was restructured as the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) Project in August 2004. Dr. Norman now leads the Testing Tools Project within TPTP.

“We are delighted to welcome Scapa Technologies as an Eclipse Strategic Developer “, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Inc. “Scapa Technologies has been a committed member of the Eclipse community for some years. Their contribution and leadership to starting the Eclipse Hyades Tools Project was the springboard to the continued growth and success of the Eclipse TPTP Project."

Released in December 2004, Scapa Test and Performance Platform 3.1, Scapa Technologies’ application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring software is based on the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform. “The entire team at Scapa Technologies is enthusiastic about our contribution to the Eclipse ecosystem,” commented Dr. Michael Norman. “Developing on Eclipse means that we can focus on providing really innovative software that benefits not only our customers, but the IT industry as a whole.”


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

About Scapa Technologies

Founded in 1998, Scapa Technologies is a privately held, venture-backed, independent software vendor based in Edinburgh, UK. Scapa Technologies develops application performance testing, diagnosis and monitoring technology applicable across a wide range of commercial software technologies at multiple points in the software lifecycle. Working with its distribution and reseller partners worldwide across industry vertical sectors, Scapa Technologies helps organisations remain productive and competitive by ensuring the performance of their IT systems. Scapa Test and Performance Platform 3.1 is based on the Eclipse Test and Performance Platform ( to which Scapa Technologies has made significant contributions. For more information, visit the company website at

Media contact

Media Contact:
Melanie Woods
Scapa Technologies
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