Eclipse Che, the developer workspace server and cloud IDE, had its initial release this morning at EclipseCon.
The Eclipse Che project was originally created at Codenvy, a browser-based on-demand developer workspace company. Tyler Jewell, CEO of Codenvy, said that the Eclipse Che project currently has 10 contributors, such as Microsoft, Red Hat, SAP and WSO2. The Codenvy team behind the Che, however, is based in Ukraine.
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Jewell gave the keynote at EclipseCon this morning. “Creating software is a wartime activity,” he said, referring to the day-to-day battles of the enterprise software development environment. “What better way to get the world’s best engineers than to use those who go to battle every day?”
On a more serious topic, Jewell said, “Codenvy is built on Che and Docker containers. We use Che to provide a better agile experience. Twenty-five of our engineers are active committers [to Che].”
Outside of Codenvy, however, even Microsoft is getting in on the Che act. Codenvy and Microsoft have collaborated to allow developers to pop open browser-based workspaces from inside Visual Studio Team Services.
Che includes other Eclipse projects, such as the Orion editor, which originated within the same group at IBM that created Eclipse.