Cape Clear Joins Eclipse
The move is intended to enhance the functionality of Cape Clear Studio, an integrated toolset based on the Eclipse integrated development environment.Cape Clear Software Inc. Monday announced its membership in the Eclipse Foundation, the open-source community focused on building and maintaining an open-source development platform that spans the application lifecycle. By aligning its tools strategy with the Eclipse tools platform, Cape Clear joins a host of others independent software vendors who have standardized on the fast-growing Eclipse standard IDE (integrated development environment), rather than start from scratch with a proprietary or other technology. "Cape Clear joining Eclipse is probably notable only in that it shows that Eclipse has reached the point where its now the default IDE of choice for most vendors," said Ron Schmelzer, an analyst with ZapThink LLC., in Waltham, Mass. "Indeed, there is very little value in startup and emerging technology vendors developing their own IDE, so I think were finally at that point."
Cape Clears move will enhance the functionality of Cape Clear Studio, a component of Cape Clears latest release, Cape Clear 6.5, the company said. Cape Clear Studio is an integrated toolset based on the Eclipse IDE, and it includes support for the BPEL (Business process Execution Language, XML, Web Services Description Language and Java development tools. The toolset is used to build SOA (service-oriented architecture) applications.