Hot on the heels of my last post comes some very exciting news about the use of Eclipse in the Rich Internet Application (RIA) space.
This week’s big news is the announcement that “Macromedia plans to deliver a next-generation rich Internet application (RIA) development tool based on Eclipse.”
Tim O’Reilly has some great things to say about this announce.
Macromedia’s announcement that their next generation enterprise Flash development tool, code-named Zorn, will be built on top of Eclipse, is a watershed moment both for Macromedia and for the open source movement. Macromedia’s choice of Eclipse speaks volumes about the impact of open source on commercial software development — and about Macromedia’s commitment to making Flash into an essential platform for next-generation internet applications.
If anyone has any ideas on how Eclipse could also support tooling in the Ajax area, please let us know. Maybe there’s something already going on, and I just don’t know about it?