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Eclipse Embraces Java Roots

According to Eclipse’s website; “Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.”

The project was created by IBM in November of 2001 and is fueled by a number of software vendors. It is funded by their annual memberships and is governed by a Board of Directors. They claim to provide four services; IT Infrastructure, IP Management, Development Process, and Ecosystem Development. After years of working explicitly with PHP and AJAX platforms, the Eclipse Foundation will go back to basics with Java, this coming June. They will be releasing a new technology called Indigo which is based on Java software. The organization has consistently releases new technologies on June of every year, keeping a tradition. Indigo will feature early access to the Java 7 platform’s language features such as Project Coin small language enhancements. The organization claims that these features will work with Eclipse Java editing tools. Indigo will also come with WindowBuilder, a GUI tool and eGit 1.0 to connect from the Eclipse workbench to the Git distribution control system. Programmers all over the globe should be enjoying the new Indigo software on June 22, 2011.

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