When we announced the Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group last
fall, our Executive Director, Mike Milinkovich, noted in a blog post that he hadn’t seen an initiative with
this level of potential impact since the Eclipse Foundation was created in
Less than six months later, several Eclipse projects have exciting updates to share.
The progress and innovations you’ll read about in this month’s
newsletter truly validate the value of an open source, vendor-neutral, and
collaborative approach to cloud development tools.
Our spotlight articles focus on four Eclipse projects that
enable faster, easier, more flexible cloud-based development:
- Eclipse Theia. Sven Efftinge reviews the key features in
the March 31 Theia 1.0 release and the big-name companies that are
already benefiting from Theia’s single-source approach to desktop
and cloud IDE development.
- Eclipse Che. Brad Micklea shares five Che features that
will make you want to take another look at this Kubernetes-native
- Eclipse Dirigible. Nedelcho Delchev explains why
developers will want to switch to an open source, low-code and no-code
cloud-based development platform.
- Eclipse Open VSX. Miro Sponemann and Sven Efftinge
explore the need for, and benefits of, a free marketplace for Virtual
Studio Code extensions.
We also want to point you to some recent blogs by Jonas Helming and the
team at EclipseSource.
They’re very interesting, informative, and you’ll learn about
a couple of Eclipse projects you may not know about:
Eclipse IDE 2020-03 Release
The Eclipse IDE 2020-03 release is here and available for download now! To learn more about the key
features and improvements that make this version better than ever, explore
New and Noteworthy summary. Thank you to all the committers, contributors,
projects, and Eclipse Foundation staff who made this possible!
To make sure the Eclipse IDE keeps getting better and stays 100% free,
please donate to the IDE here: https://www.eclipse.org/donate/ide/
The Latest Happenings
As always, be sure to check our update lists so you can stay
current with the latest happenings here at the Eclipse Foundation: