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To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here In summarizing all the features in the Eclipse 3.0 M8 build that are new since the previous milestone build, M7, the Eclipse.org download site has a comprehensive approach. Everything is itemized, from the new full-screen welcome page to cheat sheets for walking the user through a lengthy sequence of steps. Here's a brief selection: Code samples are now available off the new welcome page, the drag and drop feedback is improved, there's an improved Fastview bar, better scalability when there are multiple tabs, and improved progress reporting for background tasks. The set of available build commands in the Project menu has been simplified, the standard workbench extension points now pick up new contributions from plug-ins that are added dynamically by the update manager, SWT Table now supports the SWT.VIRTUA... (more)

Ingres on SYS-CON.TV - "Eclipse DTP" Featuring Emma McGrattan

This SYS-CON.TV webinar explores how Eclipse developers can use the Eclipse Data Tools Platform as a platform for rapid innovation, and combine their existing Eclipse skills with the Eclipse DTP and the Ingres DBMS to produce rich data based applications that seamlessly scale from the desktop to the data center. This webinar is ideal for Java developers who want to immediately become productive writing applications that slot right into an SOA architecture. Click here to view this SYS-CON.TV webinar Emma McGrattan joined Ingres as senior vice president of Engineering from CA where... (more)

Instantiations Announces GWT Designer for Google Web Toolkit

Instantiations announced the release of GWT Designer 1.5. The definitive development tool for the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), GWT Designer is a comprehensive product for creating AJAX Web applications using the Java programming language. AJAX is shorthand for asynchronous JavaScript and XML, an increasingly popular means for coding rich Internet applications. GWT Designer is built on WindowBuilder Pro(TM), the company's market-leading Eclipse tool for creating Java graphical user-interface (GUIs) applications for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh and other operating systems. "GW... (more)

Eclipse Special: IBM Rational Update

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here "Where we are moving now is if you look at products today from Rational, 80% of them are Eclipse-integrated today. As a general, strategic direction, we are moving them from Eclipse-integrated to Eclipse-based." "You will see greater and greater integration and construction on top of the Eclipse framework, so basically, Eclipse is at the core of all the products that we build as part of the software development platform." Jeffrey Hammond, group market manager for IBM Rational Software [speaking during a news briefing, Mar... (more)

Eclipse Special: Eclipse in the News

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here The Eclipse "Vision" "The vision of Eclipse, on a technology level, was to have a single platform that multiple vendors would contribute to that could target small devices, like embedded devices, or workstations or mainframes. "So it’s sort of like from the wristwatch to the mainframe. Because of the current number of people that are really engaged in working on this, we're really only able to really optimize in the workstation environment but the technology capabilities are to drive it into the embedded, drive it into ... (more)