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    Compuware Becomes Strategic Developer

    Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 07:49 by Anonymous (not verified)
    The other big announcement today is that Compuware has announced it has become a Strategic Developer member of the Eclipse Foundation. Compuware has been a long time add-in provider member of the Foundation. It is great to see they are increasing their level of participation and building their OptimaJ product...
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    Fun with Combinatorics

    Monday, October 3, 2005 - 10:10 by Wayne Beaton
    I attended a talk a few days ago in which the speaker was talking about some of the challenges faced by organizations building plug-ins. He stated something to the effect of “if you have six separately deployable (i.e. not interdependent) plug-ins, then there are ‘six factorial‘ (6 x 5 x...
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    Eclipse Wins Readers’ Choice Award

    Sunday, October 2, 2005 - 16:58 by Anonymous (not verified)
    Eclipse was lucky enough to win the Software Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Best Open Source Tool. We were also runner-up in 4 other categories, including the two ‘ Most Tried and True’ categories. Pretty impressive company we are keeping in these categories. Most Tried and True Winner: Visual Studio...
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    Metrics for Success

    Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 10:53 by Anonymous (not verified)
    Lots of times I get asked about ‘numbers’ at Eclipse. Usually people want to know download numbers. I personally don’t think downloads are a great metric for success of Eclipse. To quote a former colleague: ‘Counting downloads is like McDonald’s counting the number of hamburgers served, not digested’. To be...
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    eBay SDK for Java and RCP

    Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 10:14 by Wayne Beaton
    I’ve been looking into the use of eBay from an Eclipse RCP. The good news is that it works; at least, I’ve had some success. eBay provides a site for developers where you can get a software developer’s kit (SDK) that includes almost everything you need (more complete examples would...
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    PHPEclipse and XAMPP

    Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 16:05 by Wayne Beaton
    At the Eclipse Foundation, we tend to eat our own dog food. Foundation employees use Eclipse itself to generate content for the website (I can’t speak for individual project teams, but I’m pretty sure that most of them do as well). In particular, we use PHPEclipse to create and edit...