Instantiations updates its entire Eclipse-based product line in conjunction with the Eclipse 3.5 Galileo release.
Instantiations announced June 24 that its entire Eclipse-based product line
has been updated in conjunction with the annual Eclipse
Yet, "In addition to supporting the new Eclipse 3.5 Galileo
Instantiations products continue to support prior versions of Eclipse and the IDEs
(integrated development environments) built upon Eclipse to meet varied
customer needs," the company said in a news release.
One updated Instantiations Eclipse-based product is CodePro Analytix Version
6.2. New features include dead code analysis and improved test generation. "CodePro
Analytix helps developers detect, report and repair security vulnerabilities
and code defects as they write code or during the build process," the
release said. Instantiations officials claim the product is "the most
comprehensive code security and code quality product for the Eclipse
platform-with over 1,200 audit rules."
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Another updated Instantiations product is CodePro Profiler Version 2.2,
which is "an automated run-time performance analysis tool that helps
Eclipse Java developers efficiently identify performance issues early in the
development cycle, such as CPU and algorithmic bottlenecks, memory leaks,
threading issues and other concurrency-related problems that can slow down an
application or cause it to hang."
Also, Instantiations has updated its WindowBuilder Pro tool. WindowBuilder
Pro. Version 7.1, a Java GUI builder, "includes SWT Designer, Swing
Designer and GWT Designer and seamlessly integrates into any Eclipse-based Java
development environment," the company said. Version 7.1 updates include "support
for the new Mac OS X Cocoa version of Eclipse (in addition to OS X Carbon), and
expanded Data Binding to SWT Designer-including support for EMF Data Binding to
support binding to model objects in the Eclipse Modeling Framework. GWT
Designer (Version 7.1) updates include
full support for V1.6 of the Google Web Toolkit."
Other newly updated Instantiations tools include WindowTester Pro, a tool
for "automating the testing of Swing and SWT GUIs," now in Version
3.9, and RCP Developer Version 3.9, which leverages the open-source Eclipse RCP
(Rich Client Platform) for "creating Java-based client and stand-alone
Also, Instantiations introduced a new product, WindowTester Runner, to
provide only test execution capability-which is different from WindowTester
Pro, which "continues to support both test generation and test execution
in one package." According to the company, "WindowTester Runner
expedites testing of rich client applications through automated playback of the
SWT and Swing GUI tests generated by WindowTester Pro, WindowTester SWT or
"Instantiations continues to be a leader within the Eclipse community
and keeps on top of the latest features of the Eclipse platform," said
Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations and an
Eclipse Foundation board member. "In addition to updating our entire
product line to support Eclipse 3.5, each product continues to be enhanced
throughout the year. We had some key releases these past few months, and I am
proud of our team's ongoing drive and innovation to deliver commercial Eclipse
solutions that focus on software code quality and security and GUI design and
testing, while saving the developer time and the organization money."
"It benefits the entire Eclipse ecosystem to have companies such as
Instantiations work so closely with the Eclipse community to bring their high-quality
Eclipse updates to market so quickly," said Mike Milinkovich, executive
director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Enterprise
adoption of Eclipse continues to grow worldwide, and an annual Eclipse release
train means companies that rely on Eclipse technology have a predictable and
comprehensive upgrade to plan for each year."