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Thousands of Australians and satellite view spectacular total eclipse

Vids As Aussies enjoyed a spectacular total eclipse of the Sun lastnight, the European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite orbiting out in space also got an eyeful as it passed in and out of the moon's shadow zone. Proba-2, a Sun-watching sat, orbits the Earth around 14.5 times a day. It dipped in and out of the Moon's shadow during …
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Shy Venus in rare Sun crossing next month

Venus will pass across the face of the Sun just four weeks, the last chance for more than a century to observe our nearest planetary neighbour crossing our star’s fiery surface. Known as a “transit of Venus” the event will take place on June 5th and 6th. The last transit took place in 2004, but the next is not due until 2117 …
Simon Sharwood, 11 May 2012
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RED MOON to GO DARK tonight in Pacific eclipse

The last lunar eclipse of the year, and the last total one until 2014, will turn the Moon red for some lucky viewers. The eclipse will kick off as the Moon passes though the shadow of the planet at 14:06:16 UT on 10 December. Viewers in the Western US and Hawaii will get a glimpse just before moonset, but the best views will …
Iain Thomson, 9 Dec 2011
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Fear and slow loading: Eclipse celebrates 10 unsettling years

In November 2001, IBM made its Java tools IDE and platform, developed for WebSphere Application Studio, available under an open source licence. It was the beginning of Eclipse, which now claims 65 per cent of the Java IDE market. But why was Eclipse founded and what has been its impact over a decade? The Reg spoke to Mike …
Tim Anderson, 23 Nov 2011
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IBM in the software era: Big Blue man gives HP a seminar

Euro recessionary scares aside, success for IBM is increasingly coming from software. Software sales aren't just growing, up 16.9 per cent during the giants second quarter, so is profitability with software group margins up 88.4 per cent. Sales were down quarter on quarter in Q3, but still grew just over 12 per cent compared …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Nov 2011
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Eclipse splashes Indigo release for Java devs

The Eclipse Foundation has released Eclipse Indigo, a beefy brace of projects that executive director Mike Milinkovich tells The Reg is the biggest release for Java developers "in quite a few years." Spun out a decade ago by IBM as a open-source framework for connecting Java and C++ tools, Eclipse has grown beyond server-side …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jun 2011
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Oracle U-turns on Hudson open source control

Oracle is relinquishing control of the Hudson project after a heavy-handed attempt to stay in charge prompted most community members to fork themselves and undermine the project's viability. The database giant said on Tuesday that it had submitted a proposal to the Eclipse Foundation to create a Hudson project and that it …
Gavin Clarke, 5 May 2011
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Floating website, hidden 'get' bills

WAR on the Cloud, Part 2 In my last piece, I took the first steps in moving part of my own homegrown website's "cloud" into Amazon's commodity AWS cloud, using the pretty front-end in Eclipse. That left me with some hope (it all worked quite well technically) and a few worries (I couldn't see how to avoid unlimited "ambush bills"). This time I tie up …
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Eclipse sings open-web tune: No framework, no problem

Eclipse Foundation executive director Mike Milinkovich wants to make one thing perfectly clear: Project Orion is not Eclipse. Project Orion is a browser-based development effort run by the Eclipse Foundation, but it has nothing to do with the Eclipse Framework, a workbench favored by enterprise Java developers for connecting …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Mar 2011
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Oracle spurns Ruby devs for Java love

Ruby-on-Rails, once an exciting Web 2.0 language flirted with by Sun Microsystems, has no future at Oracle. The database giant is ending all support for RoR in the NetBeans IDE it inherited from Sun through its acquisition. Support will cease as of January 27, with the RoR module removed from development builds of NetBeans IDE …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Jan 2011
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The Last Airbender up for nine Razzies

The nominations for the 31st Annual Razzie Awards are now available for the viewing pleasure of the long-suffering moviegoing public, and it seems likely that The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse are poised to take a righteous shoeing. The former is up for nine awards, including Worst Director, Worst Picture, Worst …
Lester Haines, 24 Jan 2011
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Google open sources '$5m' in Java Eclipse tools

Google will open source two of the Java Eclipse coding tools it acquired with its purchase of Java-obsessed outfit Instantiations. Less than five months after paying an undisclosed sum for Instantiations, Mountain View has announced that it will donate the source code and IP for Instantiations' WindowBuilder and CodePro …
Cade Metz, 20 Dec 2010
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Heavyweight Helios crushes Eclipse's past

Hard on the heels of Oracle's NetBeans 6.9 comes the traditionally bigger annual update to its time-honored nemesis Eclipse - and this year, it's bigger still. The Eclipse Foundation has announced delivery of its 2010 release train codenamed Helios, its largest ever coordinated update of developer and runtime projects. Helios …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jun 2010
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Can Oracle Swing it on SWT in Java?

IDC has offered to charge $500 to tell you what's commonly felt in the Valley: Java faces a potentially better future under Oracle than under Sun Microsystems. You can pay for the report here or read extracted highlights from entrepreneur and Cnet blogger Dave Rosenberg here. In short: Oracle's software business is so …
Gavin Clarke, 6 Apr 2010
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MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?

A chunky Visual Studio 2010 releases soon, packing more features and representing perhaps more hours of development than any other single vendor's development tool. How could you resist? And yet many do resist such highly automated and powerful productivity tools and continue to favor Emacs or other text editors and command …
Jeff Vroom, 28 Feb 2010
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Microsoft hugs Eclipse for Windows 7 and Azure love

Microsoft is reaching out to open-source and Java developers through Eclipse with delivery of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and the pending arrival of its Azure cloud. Microsoft said that it's working with Eclipse developer Tasktop Technologies to update existing Eclipse desktop and interface projects so that they work …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Oct 2009
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Eclipse worms into Apple Cocoa, iPhone

Apple Macs, iPhones, and other mobile devices are being pulled into the open-source tools universe of Eclipse, a group whose genesis can be traced to enterprise Java and C/C++. The project today released Eclipse 3.5, codenamed Galileo, which wraps 33 projects in an integrated release. For the first time, the bundle can be …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Jun 2009
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IntelliJ's Maia shapes up against Eclipse

Web, scripting, and open-source have been boosted in the next version of the ever-popular IntelliJ IDAE, released this week in early access. Codenamed Maia, and due this fall, IDEA 9 wraps in features designed to keep the charged-for Java development environment in the running against free tools based on Eclipse. Maia will …
Gavin Clarke, 29 May 2009

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