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Why Gerrit chose Buck

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013 2

Six months ago, the Gerrit project started moving towards a Buck-based build system from the existing Maven build. With the 2.8 stream, Buck has become the default build. At EclipseCon, Shawn Pearce explained why the switch makes sense, and a little bit more about the build system itself. Read on to find out more about Buck and its advantages over Maven.

Eclipse Code Recommenders goes Crowd with 2.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013 1

Eclipse Code Recommenders 2.0 has been released, with a new crowd-sourcing mechanism for gaining recommendations and snippets for other users, as well as an incubating technology to annotate JavaDocs with dynamically updated documentation for 'see also' calls. Read on to find out more.

Eclipse Foundation launches European Subsidiary

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 29, 2013

Today at EclipseCon Europe, the Eclipse Foundation announced the creation of a European subsidiary to support and promote the open source community in Europe. Read on to find out more.

Improving Eclipse

by Bienvenido David on  Oct 22, 2013 2

There is a discussion in the Eclipse ide-dev mailing list on how to make Eclipse more competitive. This was prompted by the blog post Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ.

Eclipse Virgo Gets New Lead

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2013 2

Yesterday, the Eclipse Virgo project was given a last minute reprieve, as several people put their names forward to prevent Eclipse Virgo from being archived at Eclipse. InfoQ caught up with Glyn Normington, the ex-project lead, to find a bit more about its history and its future.

Xtend 2.4.3 Extends Active Annotations to the File System

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 12, 2013

After active annotations were introduced in Xtend 2.4, they received an API for accessing the file system with version 2.4.3. Active annotations let developers influence the way, Xtend source code is translated to Java source code. With the help of the new file system API, further artifacts like property files or fingerprints and digests can be derived from Xtend sources.

Oracle Grants Eclipse TCKs, But Too Late

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 22, 2013

Last month, Oracle granted Eclipse access to the TCKs necessary to claim that EclipseLink and Eclipse Virgo are certified by the appropriate standard. But with Eclipse Virgo likely to close down, is it too little, too late?

Scarce Resources Hampering Bug Fixing in Eclipse

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 29, 2013 2

Doug Schaefer, project lead for Eclipse CDT, the Eclipse project that provides Eclipse-style execution, editing, and refactoring to C and C++ projects, laments about the scarcity of resources in the Eclipse community resulting in Eclipse bugs going unaddressed for years.

Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 3 Released with Support for Eclipse and FreeBSD

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 06, 2013

Microsoft has released Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 3 with several bug fixes, updates in addition to support for Eclipse and FreeBSD.

Joy of StackMob

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 26, 2013 2

In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.

Eclipse Kepler released

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 26, 2013 2

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse Kepler, the eighth simultaneous release. Read on to find out what's new and improved since Eclipse Juno.

Eclipse goes to GitHub

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 21, 2013

With the migration of Eclipse repositories to Git, the Eclipse Foundation is looking to make it easier for people to contribute code via enabling a Contributor License Agreement and facilitating projects to be hosted on GitHub to take advantage of social features.

Bling and the future of IDEs

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 07, 2013 15

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 Mobile First- MBaaS, Big Data and Then Some for Enterprise

by Martin Monroe on  Apr 09, 2013 6

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&3.1 Have Better ESB Tooling

by Abel Avram on  Apr 05, 2013

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.

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