Oracle turns over Java EE to Eclipse Foundation

Making good on its intention to make Java EE more open, Oracle yesterday selected the Eclipse Foundation to be stewards of the enterprise edition of the platform. According to Oracle, moving Java EE technologies to an open-source foundation will enable those working on the specification to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and … continue reading

Microsoft joins Eclipse, Embarcadero squares in on developers, and AlphaGo beats worldwide Go champion—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2016

Microsoft is looking to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community as a Solutions Member of the Eclipse Foundation. This move will allow Microsoft to develop tools and services to all development teams, as well as to continuously improve its cloud services, SDKs and tools. “Microsoft delivers a number of Eclipse-based tools today. The Azure … continue reading

EclipseCon kicks off with Che release

Eclipse Che, the developer workspace server and cloud IDE, had its initial release this morning at EclipseCon. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said of the project: “Eclipse Che is rethinking the way IDEs are built and used by developers. It uses Docker, Java and JavaScript to create a more flexible and dynamic … continue reading

Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, Unity on Linux, and Eclipse Foundation donations—SD Times news digest: Aug. 27, 2015

Yahoo announced new tools, features and improvements for developers at its Mobile Developer Conference in New York yesterday. “As the world of mobile app usage changes, so do developers’ needs,” wrote Simon Khalaf, SVP of publisher products at Yahoo, in a blog post. “At [yesterday’s] conference, Yahoo announced updates to the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite … continue reading

Visual Studio 2015’s release date, Google spells the end for Eclipse Android Developer Tools support, and Meteor acquires Percolate Studio—SD Times news digest: June 29, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the final RTMs of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 will be available for download on July 20. More details are available in a blog post from S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Division. Google sets end of support date for Eclipse ADT Google has … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation announces Mars release train

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Mars, the 10th annual coordinated release train of Eclipse projects. The Mars release train encompasses 79 open-source projects, 65 million lines of code, and the work of 380 Eclipse committers. It includes new support for Java 8 quick fixes in the Eclipse IDE, early support for Java … continue reading

Android’s growth is a pain in the app for developers

Although it’s become the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android is still an expanding frontier—and developers are always the first to explore it. Android grew to 81.5% of the global smartphone market share in 2014, according to the International Data Corporation, passing a billion phone shipments for the first time. In terms of actual … continue reading

Eclipse and Codenvy push for Web-based Java IDE

The Eclipse Foundation envisions a future where software is written within a browser. While the Eclipse Orion project has already produced a Web-based IDE for JavaScript, HTML and CSS, today the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Cloud Development project, an effort to bring even more of the software development tool chain into the browser. The … continue reading

Eclipse goes for the Internet of Things

The Eclipse Foundation today announced its Internet of Things (IoT) projects, making them available online. The projects range from development helpers to server-side frameworks for dealing with the numerous different standards and proprietary protocols that exist in the IoT. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said that “We’ve led quite a few projects … continue reading

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