Genuitec teams with Skyway Software to deliver MyEclipse Bling, a new tool that enables IBM Rational developers to more easily use Spring technology.
Developers, if your
integrated development environment is not flashy enough, try Genuitec's new
Development tool providers Genuitec and Skyway Software teamed up to deliver
the new tool known as MyEclipse Bling. However, the tool was named not so much for
the slang term for flashy jewelry, but to show that the name has its roots in a
combination of two products, MyEclipse Blue Edition and MyEclipse for Spring. Genuitec
says Blue plus Spring equals "Bling."
However, the so-called "flash"
in the new product comes in that it enables IBM shops using IBM's Rational tools to
fully adopt the Spring Framework and other Spring technologies in their
WebSphere-deployable applications-all the way from inception through production
release, Genuitec officials said
"This is a
revolutionary product launch for Genuitec," Todd Williams, Genuitec's vice
president of technology, said in a statement. "Our clients asked if we
could support WebSphere the way they needed, they asked for the advanced
tooling already available in MyEclipse for Spring, and asked if we would be willing
to stay true to our low pricing models in a combined offering. We delivered on
those requests by building a software development environment that is a smart
alternative to Rational in price and ease of use, while providing
industry-leading Spring development tools. It really does allow IBM shops to
achieve the most value, and power, when using WebSphere."
Bling integrates with
WebSphere to deploy rich applications, while using Spring code-generation tools
to create many project types simultaneously, Williams said. With Bling,
developers can scaffold and bootstrap projects for iPhone, Adobe Flex, Spring
MVC, Spring Web Flow, JSF 2.0 and more, even readying projects for Google App
Engine if desired. MyEclipse Bling supports Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6;
HTML5; control of EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) and EAR (Enterprise Archive)
deployments; Windows and Linux support; ICEFaces 2 and JPA 2.0 (Java Persistence
API 2.0). The product also features Java editors, HTML editors, Inspectors,
Maven, Hibernate, ALM (application lifecycle management) dashboards,
project-team synchronization and more.
Williams said it was
solely Genuitec's IBM customers that drove the effort to combine the
company's WebSphere tooling found in MyEclipse Blue with the advanced
bootstrapping and auto-code generation from its Spring product line. He claimed
that IBM Rational does not do a very good job on Spring support when deployed
to WebSphere. "But our tools do a good job with enhancements on top of the
SpringSource/VMware offerings, such as the Spring code auto generation and
building apps for cloud, mobile and desktop environments, simultaneously,
while deploying to WebSphere," he said.
Subscriptions to MyEclipse
Bling, MyEclipse, MyEclipse Pro, MyEclipse for Spring and MyEclipse Blue Editions
are available annually for about U.S. $250, $30, $60, $99 and $160,
respectively. A feature list delineating the unique focus of each product is
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