In his article, Quo vadis Eclipse?, Holger Voorman ventures a glimpse into the future. He describes, how model changes are visualized in a three-dimensional manner and how he can fly over layers of abstraction by his finger tips. The article explains how this is possible with GEF3D today although we have to use the mouse for navigation.
Adrian Colyer has announced the release of version 2.0 of dm on the SpringSource team blog. dm is SpringSource’s open […]
The Eclipse Foundation has announced Graphiti, a proposed open source project under the Eclipse Modeling Project (EMP). The EMP provides […]
Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation has announced that the board has approved a change to the Solutions […]
Version 5.5 of framework and runtime environment Ascape is now available for download. Ascape is research-orientated software that supports the […]
Jboss Tools have made a first release candidate of their Eclipse-based development tool 3.1 CR1 available and are currently looking […]
Yesterday saw the release of the open beta of GemDev, an Eclipse-based IDE for GemStone Smalltalk developers. This is the […]
The Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT), among the most popular Eclipse projects, have reached a high level of maturity with the latest release 2.1. Michael Spector explains what´s new in the Galileo version of PDT and what we can expect in future releases.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Software projects tend to fail because usually they are designed in a complex and over engineered way. Internet is full of articles on how projects become over complicated and fail. J2EE was a very promising platform with new set of tools to make developer’s life easier. XML configuration files were also introduced for same reason, ease of configuration. However J2EE failed to simplify things in many Aspects.
Dynamic languages are getting more and more popular. New dynamic languages are emerging with a frequency never seen before. The aim of the Eclipse Dynamic Language Toolkit (DLTK) is to facilitate development of high standard IDEs for these languages. We talked to Andrey Platov, Project Lead for the Eclipse DLTK project, about the recent developments in the project.
Richard Gronback is project lead of the Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) that provides a generative component and runtime infrastructure for developing graphical editors based on EMF and GEF. Richard gives an overview to the project and describes the new features of the Galileo version of GMF.
The runtime projects at Eclipse are getting stronger. OSGi- and Equinox-based solutions make up an important part of the latest Eclipse Galileo release. Jeff McAffer, project lead of the Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit projects at Eclipse, explains what is new at Equinox in Galileo and what eclipse runtime holds for the future.
This article gives a brief introduction to structure analysis using STAN, a static code analysis tool bringing together Java development and quality assurance in a natural way. STAN encourages developers and project managers in visualizing their design, understanding code, measuring quality and reporting design fl aws. STAN supports a set of carefully selected metrics, suitable to cover the most important Aspects of structural quality. Special focus has been set on visual dependency analysis, a key to structure analysis. STAN seamlessly integrates into the development process. That way, developers take care about design quality right from the start. Project managers use STAN as a monitoring and reporting tool.
We talked to Martin Taal, founder and lead of the EMF Teneo project, about the Galileo Release Train, the new version of Teneo and typical use cases for the project.