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Eclipse Cloud DevTools Digest - May and June, 2024

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 - 10:57 by John Kellerman

Eclipse Foundation Introduces Theia IDE

The Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations, has announced the release of Eclipse Theia IDE, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). Built on the robust Eclipse Theia platform, a popular choice among tool providers since 2017, Theia IDE provides an exceptional user experience designed to meet the needs of today’s developers. This latest addition to the Eclipse Cloud DevTools ecosystem offers a modern, extensible coding experience across both desktop and browser environments. In a related blog post, Jonas, Maximilian, and Philip of EclipseSource talk in more detail about Eclipse Theia IDE.

Theia 1.49, 1.50, and 2024-05 Community Releases

Jonas, Maximilian, and Philip announced further Theia platform updates in a series of releases. 1.49 and 1.50 add initial support for development containers, allowing you to specify a Docker container that sets up the development environment. They add browser only support that allows Theia to run completely in a browser without a backend server. Also, improved Notebook editor support. Finally, a series of general enhancements in support of Theia IDE releases.

As a reminder, community releases like 2024-05, in contrast to monthly releases are provide a dedicated release branch that allows contributors to harden and even hotfix a community release. Finally, third-party technologies, such as Eclipse GLSP or CDT Cloud, select the community release as a compatibility anchor.

Theia Dev Container Support

In this blog post, Jonas, Maximilian, and Philip go into more detail on the dev container support added to Eclipse Theia, including how to set it up and an example.

Native Notebook Support in Eclipse Theia

This is a pretty big deal and a good read. Mark Sujew of TypeFox discusses the history behind notebook support, including Jupyter notebooks, in VS code and Theia. 

Contributor Award to Rob Moran and Jens Reinecke

The Eclipse Cloud Developer Tools (ECDT) community is happy to announce Rob Moran and Jens Reinecke from Arm as the recipients of the Contributor Award in the second quarter 2024 for their continuous, strategic, and highly valuable contributions to CDT Cloud. Their exceptional efforts, technical domain knowledge and leadership within the community continue to significantly advance our tools and our projects.

2024 IoT & Embedded Developer Survey

The 2024 IoT & Embedded Developer Survey is now open! This comprehensive survey provides developers and industry professionals with a unique opportunity to shape the future of IoT and embedded systems by sharing their insights and experiences. Your input is essential in highlighting technologies, tools, and practices that drive innovation and identifying areas needing support. This is an excellent opportunity for the Cloud DevTools community to express opinions in the IOT and embedded space.

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