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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 even project managers. The development platform is an integrated tool set that supports each of these roles and allows them to work together toward a common goal. Eclipse becomes the key technology to integrate all the tools for each of these roles and for integrating all the capabilities that... (more)

Why "Eclipse Developer's Journal" and Why Now?

When I was first asked to take on the role of Editor in Chief for Eclipse Developer's Journal (EDJ) I naturally asked myself this same question. Why do we need a journal dedicated to Eclipse right now? I believe there are two main answers: 1. the community is large and growing, and 2. the community would benefit from a magazine focused exclusively on the Eclipse ecosystem. While I searched the Net I found several existing outlets to talk about Eclipse and its related technologies, but none of them are focused exclusively on Eclipse and the community around it. So I said yes and he... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Is Model Driven Architecture Coming Into Its Own?

JDJ's Bill Dudney (pictured) writes: With the popularity of Object Relational Mapping tools like Hibernate and Cayenne, developers are more often than other giving control of some of their code to models. Will this help raise MDA into the mainstream? Will MDA take its hoped-for place as the next level of abstraction for developers? What about MDA Model Driven Architecture, also known as MDA, started in late 2000 with a white paper. Basically the idea is that we define the software we want to build in sophisticated models that capture the detail of the application. Then from these... (more)

Bill Dudney's Weblog: Oracle Buying JBoss? Who Cares?

Oracle Buying JBoss? Who Cares? Ok, I've been following the hype and speculation about Oracle buying JBoss but the latest bit that I read on Business Week really got my dander up. Its not the article from BW that was irritating at all it was the comment by some one claiming to be 'Siddharth Gulhati'. I don't know Sid but his comment is over the top for me. Quoth Sid; "Guys! Open source is definitely under threat, especially if the top open source players JBoss, Zend and Sleepycat are ready to sell off their passion and commitment for a chunk of money. I would like to ask them: Wh... (more)

Eclipse Special: Remote Debugging Tomcat & JBoss Apps with Eclipse

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here Over the last several weeks I've received a few questions about remote debugging with Eclipse. I posted about this on my other blog back in February here but with not enough info for others to follow. If you go look at that blog entry you will see that I looked into 'in eclipse' debugging but did not find it satisfactory. So without further ado here is how I use Tomcat, JBoss, and Eclipse to build and debug applications. Whichever platform you are using (Tomcat or JBoss) you need to start them with the JPDA debugging ... (more)