Feeds

Eclipse kills open-source SOA projects

After the hype, the hurt

Boost IT visibility and business value

The open-source Eclipse Foundation is terminating several service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects thanks to lack of interest.

The Application Lifecycle Framework (ALF), initiated in 2005 to solve integration problems of application lifecycle management (ALM) for SOA developments, failed to attract committers beyond Serena Software, which uses ALF as the foundation for its ALM products and has been re-inventing itself as a "mash-up" provider. A review of the project, published this week by Eclipse, said ALF will be closed next week, archived, and some components transferred to the Higgins project.

Eclipse will also bring down the curtain on two sub-project streams of the SOA Tools Platform (STP). The STP Service Creation (STP-SC) sub-project aimed to provide tool integration for SOA developers and the SOA System (STP-SOAS) set out to define developer APIs. Both will be closed next week, with lack of developer interest again flagged as the reason.

STP-SC originated from work by Iona Technologies, which said it would transfer some of its efforts to the Web Tools Platform (WTP) project. STP-SOAS came originally from Sybase, which has since withdrawn from the project. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
Mozilla keeps its Beard, hopes anti-gay marriage troubles are now over
Plenty on new CEO's todo list – starting with Firefox's slipping grasp
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one
Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release
prev story

Whitepapers

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.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.