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SYS-CON Radio interviews Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director Eclipse Software Listen to the interview... ... (more)

Integrating with Eclipse: Exclusive interview with Lee Nackman VP, Desktop Development Tools & CTO, Rational Software

In July IBM announced that the Rational tool set would be fully integrated within the Eclipse tool set and would provide an integrated set of tools to support the full life cycle of software development. Recently I was able to interview Lee Nackman, the CTO of the Rational division of IBM. In the press release IBM announced that the Rational tool set would fully embrace Eclipse. What does "fully embrace" mean? The next release (due by year's end) will have the ability to address several different roles in the software development process - analysts, architects, developers, and ev... (more)

Developer Testing Is 'In'

A few weeks ago Agitar Software announced that Kent Beck had joined their team. I sat down and talked with Alberto Savoia, CTO, and Kent Beck, Agitar Fellow, to find out what prompted the move and what Agitar is up to that is so exciting. JDJ: Kent and Alberto, why each other? Beck: I think the primary motivation for the move is that Agitar is supporting very similar things that I have been working on for a number of years. You have a kind of leverage from working with a commercial company that you just don't have as an individual. The technology is also very interesting. For ... (more)

Eclipse 3.1 M4 - "Cool New Stuff," Says JDJ's Eclipse Editor Bill Dudney

The Eclipse team is well on the way to the 3.1 release. The current release is M4 with M5 to follow in less than two weeks (M5 is due Feb 18th). Given all the cool stuff that is planned for the 3.1 release I've been itching to make the move, but alas my day job was getting in the way of using a beta. Well my day job is still crazy but we had about a week of non-crazyness so I made the plunge to 3.1M4. I've been using it for about 4 weeks now and here are my notes on the 'new and noteworthy' stuff in the M4 release. There are tons of cool things in the M1 to M3 releases too. I'll t... (more)

MyEclipse 4.0 Up On Deck: Exclusive Interview With Maher Masri, President, Genuitec

Eclipse Developer's Journal: What is MyEclipse and what's unique about the Enterprise Workbench? Maher Masri: The goal of MyEclipse is to provide a comprehensive, practical, low-cost and fully integrated enterprise development tool suite that anyone can afford to use around the globe.  MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench is the first commercial J2EE IDE plugin suite for Eclipse offering an enterprise-class platform and tool suite for developing J2EE and web applications.    MyEclipse is unique in offering: 1)    User-centered J2EE and web development features with a primary focus on e... (more)