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Eclipse has emerged as the platform that finally integrates development tools from multiple vendors into a common, extensible, and widely supported framework. The Eclipse CDT development environment brings this rich offering of integrated tools to the world of C and C++ programming, enabling C/C++ developers to improve their productivity and enhance the quality of the software they produce. The CDT project began in the summer of 2002 with source code donated by QNX Software Systems. Since then, developers from a number of organizations have contributed to the CDT, helping it evolve into a mature commercial-quality development environment. This diverse participation, which lets the CDT address the needs of a wide audience of developers, brings together the best minds in the C/C++ IDE industry. In the summer of 2005, the CDT project team released CDT 3.1, which offers... (more)

JDJ Archives: Eclipse vs NetBeans - "Point/Counterpoint" Special

This article was originally published in print on December 3, 2003"Eclipse represents the worst of Java" Lately, there's been a lot of guff spouted about how Sun isn't joining Eclipse. While I understand the bitterness aimed at Sun somewhat, I think that this particular brand of talk is counterproductive and, dare I say it, wrong. The talk tends to center around the concept of NetBeans and Eclipse using common technology, and I think this is misguided, and here's why. I really dislike Netbeans. I think it blows goats from here to Sussex, and considering that I live in the middle of the US, that's a lot of goats. Given the choice between NetBeans and... Notepad, I usually spend a minute pondering whether I can keep remembering to check extensions on filenames before realizing that I can, and I end up with sucky ol' Notepad instead of bothering with NetBeans. That sai... (more)

Qualcomm Innovation Center Joins the Symbian Foundation

Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC) and the Symbian Foundation today announced that QuIC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has joined the Symbian Foundation and has been appointed to the Symbian Foundation board of directors. QuIC will support the Symbian Foundation with active participation on the board of directors and each of the four councils that govern the development of the Symbian platform. QuIC's charter is to focus on optimizing open source software for use with Qualcomm technology. QuIC brings to the Symbian Foundation a wealth of knowledge and expertise in open source and, as a Symbian Foundation board member, QuIC is committed to working with its fellow board members for Symbian's continued commercial success. QuIC joins wireless operators AT&T, Vodafone and NTT DOCOMO; silicon providers ST Microelectronics NV and Texas Instrumen... (more)

From On-Premise to Infrastructure As a Service By @Oracle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Moving From On-Premise to Infrastructure As a Service Let’s say we developed an application and plan to move our app to production on Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2). Our application, in the form of a webapp, was developed using eclipse and we have tested it on Tomcat running locally. Now, we may want to test our app on an EC2 environment before moving to production. First, we need to obtain an EC2 cloud instance. To keep costs down, I selected the free offering which offers a 1GB Linux instance. This is sufficient to run a basic tomcat installation. I found this article to help me get Tomcat release 7 running on my EC2 instance: Note that it is important to modify the tomcat-users.xml file and add the following: ... more)

Parasoft Jtest 5.0 Fully Integrated with Eclipse Platform

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here Parasoft has announced that its Jtest 5.0, the first development product of its type to automate all aspects of Java unit testing and coding standards compliance, is built on the Eclipse platform and fully integrated into the Eclipse workbench. Based on the Parasoft AEP Methodology, Jtest is designed to help developers catch errors early in development and prevent entire classes of similar errors in the future by automating practices such as unit testing and coding standard checking. The Jtest user interface was redesigned to make test configuration, execution and evaluation as fast and natural as possible. New execution options allow developers to test only classes or lines of code modified after a certain date, or to have Jtest automatically run tests at a designated time each day. Jtest's complete Ecli... (more)

Eclipse Use Grows by More Than 90% in North America

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here New research from Evans Data Corp. has found that Eclipse, the open source Java IDE, is experiencing very strong growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) as well in North America. In APAC, the survey findings show a more than 70% increase in developers using Eclipse as their primary Java development environment. In EMEA that number has increased by more than 60% and in North America development to the IDE has increased by more than 90%. "Among the top three Java IDEs, Eclipse is the only one gaining market share in EMEA, APAC and North America," said Albion Butters, an analyst with Evans Data. "Eclipse looks like it may become a true open source killer app. We saw similar acceptance characteristics for MySQL in our Database Development Survey four months ago." Since IBM open... (more)

AJAX-Based Echo2 Web Framework, EchoStudio2 Eclipse Plug-In Released

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- NextApp, Inc., today announced the availability of the open-source AJAX-based Echo2 Web Framework and commercially-licensed EchoStudio2 Visual Development Tool. Echo2 unifies AJAX technology with a practical server-side framework to create a next-generation web application platform. For web application developers, Echo2 provides a familiar and powerful component-oriented framework that promotes event-oriented design similar to traditional thick-client user interface toolkits like Java Swing or Eclipse SWT. Echo2 leverages AJAX technology to deliver rich internet applications that create a user experience normally reserved for desktop-based applications. "The concept of AJAX has ignited interest in using the web for applications that might have traditionally required a thick-client interface," said Tod Liebeck, Chief Sof... (more)

Agile Java Development with Spring, Hibernate and Eclipse

This presentation provides software developers, architects, and technical leads, a fresh perspective on how to develop enterprise-class Java applications rapidly, using Agile methods, plain-old Java objects (POJOs), the Spring Framework, Hibernate, and Eclipse. Also, Extreme Programming (XP), Agile Model Driven Development (AMDD) and refactoring are methods that can expedite the software development projects by reducing the amount of up front requirements and design; hence these methods are also covered with just enough details and examples to improve the understanding of the listener, while keeping with the focus of this presentation. ... (more)

Configuring the WebLogic-Eclipse Plug-in

The WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in is designed to run the WebLogic Server from the Eclipse IDE. With the WebLogic-Eclipse plug-in, the WebLogic Server gets started and stopped from Eclipse. An application deployed in the WebLogic Server can be debugged from Eclipse with the plug-in. By installing the WebLogic plug-in in Eclipse the WebLogic Server can be configured and administered from the Eclipse IDE by setting the server classpath and JVM options in Eclipse. Overview A J2EE developer is commonly required to administer the WebLogic Server and debug applications deployed in the WebLogic Server. While the WebLogic Server administration console can start and stop the WebLogic Server, the administration console doesn't provide for setting the JVM options and the server classpath. The JVM options and server classpath have to be set in the startWebLogic script. And to debug ... (more)

JasperSoft Integrates iReport Into Eclipse Development Platform

JasperSoft Corporation, the market leader in open source business intelligence, has launched iReport Plug-in for Eclipse, a graphical report designer that lets developers using Eclipse quickly add sophisticated reports to their applications. JasperSoft's new Eclipse plug-in, as well as the iReport designer application and the JasperReports reporting libraries are all freely available for download and use under open source licenses. This is the first integration of Eclipse with JasperSoft's open source BI products, which have been downloaded more than 1.7 million times. Eclipse users can now create, edit, and run reports from the same familiar development environment they use everyday, speeding up their workflow and reducing project development times. Java developers can instantly access the iReport graphical report editor to give their applications rich reporting ca... (more)

Developing an Application Using the Eclipse BIRT Report Engine API

The Eclipse platform is an open source, integrated system of application development tools that you implement and extend using a plug-in interface. The Eclipse Business Intelligence Reporting Tool (BIRT) is a set of plug-in extensions that enable a developer to add reporting functionality to an application. BIRT provides a Report Engine API that a developer can use to create a customized report generator application. The package contains a set of interfaces and implementation classes that supports integrating the runtime part of BIRT into an application. The BIRT Report Engine can provide report generation and rendering services in the following environments: Stand-alone engine: A Java developer uses a stand-alone engine to render a BIRT report from a report design (.rptdesign) file. In this environment, the Java developer create... (more)