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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-09-06 Print this article Print

As a strategic member of Eclipse, Compuware would have to pay as much as $250,000 annually, lead an Eclipse project and commit a minimum of eight developers. Should Compuware become a strategic member, among the possible projects the company might participate in are the Test and Performance Tools Project, the Application Lifecycle Framework (ALF), and the Open Modeling Environment with Links for Extensions and Transformations (OMELET).
Moreover, the Eclipse Foundations Milinkovich is slated to deliver a keynote at the Compuware OJ.X developer conference in Detroit next month.
Meanwhile, Iona has been aligning more and more closely with the open-source community, having announced Celtix, its open-source enterprise service bus initiative, and also adopting Eclipse. New strategic members would join BEA Systems Inc., Borland Software Corp. and Sybase Inc. among the companies that joined the Eclipse organization this year. Just which company did Eclipse want to eclipse? Click here to read more. At the EclipseWorld conference, Borlands chief technology officer, Patrick Kerpan, said, "Eclipse is the end of retooling core development capabilities for each evolutionary step of software engineering." He said the opportunity to not have to take that step with each "epoch" is why Borland decided to join Eclipse. Raj Nathan, senior vice president of the Information Technology and Solutions Group at Sybase Inc., also at EclipseWorld said Sybase adopted the Eclipse platform for much the same reason. "We wanted a uniform platform from which we could innovate," Nathan said. "We did not want to have to continue to reinvent the wheel." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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