At EclipseCon 2013, L33t Labs revealed a port of SWT running on OpenGL, and used it to demonstrate an Eclipse instance with graphical effects animated by the OpenGL hardware. They have recently released a video of the effects shown, but it raises an important question on the UX of future IDEs.
IBM has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of applications whereby enterprises can catch up to today’s current mobile computing trends. Mobile First is designed to enable enterprise to get their share of the billions of dollars that the firm maintains is being left on the table by the organizations that are not gearing up for this trend.
WSO2 Developer Studio 3.0 and 3.1 improve ESB and Registry Resource Editor tools, has better performance, uses Eclipse Juno SR2, and supports JAX-RS REST code generation.
EclipseCon 2013 was hosted in Boston this week, and covered diverse topics from OSGi in the cloud and Eclipse in space. Read on to find more about the key points covered and the winners of the Eclipse community awards.
Xtend is a statically compiled programming language for the JVM but which has type inference to reduce boilerplate code. The new Xtend 2.4 release adds active annotations, which can be used to generate standard patterns and reduce coding errors, as well as Android support and collection literals. InfoQ caught up with Sven Efftinge to find out what else is new with the Xtend 2.4 release.
On January 11th, Eclipse RAP 2.0 was released, after 6 years of development. InfoQ talked to the project lead about the release.
The Eclipse Foundation has announced LocationTech - a new initiative meant to help enterprises build location aware systems.
Project founder Tim Fox's choice, the Eclipse Foundation, will be the future home of Vert.x after VMware confirmed that they had no objections to the plan.
Microsoft released Team Explorer Everywhere Update 1 for Team Foundation Server with Chinese language pack and support for public workspaces.
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.
Syncfusion has announced the availability of Orubase Version 1 which ships with Project Wizard, SQLite and Encryption Support.
In an email thread on Eclipse performance issues in Juno (Eclipse Platform 4.2) Eclipse silver sponsor Cloudsmith cofounder Thomas Hallgren has kicked off a flurry of dialog. Hallgren, an active committer on the Eclipse b3 project, says that after switching back from version 4.2 to version 3.8: "I was stunned by the performance improvement after the switch. The 3.8 platform is much MUCH faster"