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Instantiations Brings Java Back to the Desktop with RCP Developer

Harnesses Eclipse RPC to Speed Java Client-Application Building, Performance and Consistency

Instantiations, a provider of advanced software development solutions, announced RCP Developer. RCP Developer contains GUI construction, testing and packaging tools that speed up the creation of Java client applications by harnessing the power of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). It is the first development tool to exploit Eclipse RCP core services for creating Java-based client and standalone desktop applications. The company is demonstrating the development tool at EclipseCon 2006, taking place from March 21-23, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.

“For several years, the performance of Java on the client-side has been considered a significant weakness of the technology,” said Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations. “RCP Developer, combined with the capabilities found in Eclipse RCP, changes that. Together, they bring Java back to the desktop by providing the life-cycle development tools, performance, modularity and extensibility that enables developers to fully exploit Eclipse RCP.”

RCP Developer helps users deliver Java client applications to their customers faster and with more consistency. Three new capabilities let developers focus on creating business logic rather than handcrafting and maintaining the infrastructure code needed for any application to run.

"The Eclipse Rich Client Platform is the leading framework for creating Java client applications," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "RCP Developer is the first tool to bring comprehensive application construction, GUI testing and packaging of rich-client applications to Eclipse RCP. We are delighted that Instantiations is delivering this important technology to the growing Eclipse ecosystem."

RCP Developer is available immediately through either a new software subscription service or by a traditional software license, allowing users to select the approach that best suits their needs. For users who prefer more flexibility or a lower initial investment, the company offers a per developer subscription price of $199 (US) a year for the RCP Developer Tools Library.

The yearly subscription provides access to all the product tools available in the library — including SWT Designer, WindowTester and RCP Packager — as well as upgrades and technical support. For users who prefer a standard software license agreement, Instantiations offers RCP Developer for $499 (US).

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