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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...