Feeds

Eclipse scrubs up Web 2.0 credentials

AJAX, scripting - the works

The essential guide to IT transformation

EclipseCon After six years mostly focused on enterprise computing, Eclipse is tackling rich internet applications by expanding into Web 2.0.

The open source tools organisation has launched separate AJAX and scripting projects geared towards simplifying development and to taking Eclipse into new areas. Support for scripting is expected with this summer's Eclipse update, Europa.

Opening EclipseCon in Santa Clara, California, the organisation announced Eclipse Ajax Toolkit Framework (ATF), the Rich AJAX Platform (RAP), and Dynamic Language Toolkit (DLTK).

ATF is designed to ease common programming headaches by introducing a Java debugger that runs in Firefox so developers can inspect applications inside the browser, while there is also a JavaScript editor. Popular AJAX frameworks including Dojo, Rico, and Zimbra plug into ATF. RAP extends Eclipse's Rich Client Platform (RCP) by introducing a number of frameworks for developers.

DLTK extends Eclipse frameworks and components such as debugging and code indexing to Python, Ruby, and Tcl. Eclipse executive director Mike Milinkovich told The Register: "Having an IDE is good for developers. It will [also] get Eclipse into new development communities. And that's good for Eclipse."

Eclipse, meanwhile, demonstrated its SWT architecture running on Windows Vista, launched in January. Eclipse is positioning its tools - and the RCP in particular - as an alternative for Windows developers concerned by the move to Windows Vista and Microsoft's new .NET 3.0 programming framework. Milinkovich called SWT on Windows Vista "gorgeous...it's the real Vista". ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain
Told to cough up more details as antitrust probe goes deeper
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.