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Instantiations Rolls Out Product Updates in Conjunction with Eclipse 3.4 and Ganymede

Significant Enhancements Made to Eclipse-based Commercial Software Tools

Instantiations announced that its entire Eclipse-based product line has been updated to coincide with the annual Eclipse open source release, Ganymede. Included with the roll-out are additions in the area of security to its CodePro AnalytiX comprehensive code quality product, bringing advanced standards-based security auditing to developers desktops as they write code. The Ganymede release train includes Eclipse 3.4, the annual release of the Eclipse platform.

Ganymede is a coordinated release of 23 different Eclipse projects including the base platform, or 23 projects and 18 million lines of code, up slightly from last year's Europa release of 21 projects and 17 million lines of code. By releasing these projects at the same time, the goal is to make it easier to incorporate multiple projects into an environment. Each project remains a separate open source project operating with its own project leadership, its own committers, and its own project plan.

“As the enterprise adoption of Eclipse grows dramatically worldwide, an annual Eclipse release train means organizations are only required to update their interdependent systems once a year, and this includes commercial Eclipse-based products, like Instantiations,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “It benefits the entire Eclipse ecosystem to have companies such as Instantiations work so closely with the Eclipse community to bring their high quality Eclipse updates to market so quickly.”

Instantiations works closely with many Eclipse projects so that its customers across all product lines benefit from the latest Eclipse features. Key product enhancements include adding dozens of security audit rules, based on the OWASP Top Ten standards, to its CodePro AnalytiX product line. This enables developers to automatically detect and address security vulnerabilities as they are writing code, thus closing the opportunities for potential malicious users, and focusing on quality earlier in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Performance and usability were also enhanced across all product lines. In addition to supporting the new Eclipse 3.4 release, Instantiations products continue to support prior versions of Eclipse and IDEs built upon Eclipse to meet varied customer needs.

“We work very closely with the Eclipse community to ensure that our customers have immediate access to the latest capabilities of Eclipse,” said Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations and an Eclipse Foundation board member. “Perhaps the most significant enhancement to our product line with these new releases is the powerful new security auditing capability we’ve added to CodePro AnalytiX. And even with these new features we’ve retained the high-value pricing model for which CodePro is famous. Organizations can now afford to have code-level security support on the desktop of every developer.”

Ganymede updates to Instantiations Eclipse-based products include:

For more information on Instantiations contact Marta George, [email protected] at Instantiations.

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