EclipseCon Communications Coordinator
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142
Announces EclipseCon 2004:
Premiere Conference on Open Tools Development and Integration
OMG to organize First
Annual Eclipse Event
Needham, MA, USA - October 21, 2003 - Eclipse, the open community
and consortium for universal tools integration, announces EclipseCon,
a new technical conference that will take place February 2-5, 2004
in Anaheim, CA. Produced and managed by Eclipse
consortium member the Object Management Group, EclipseCon
brings together the Eclipse ecosystem: developers, software
architects, technical managers, systems integrators, thought
leaders, and other software development tools producers and
consumers using or interested in learning about Eclipse technology.
EclipseCon ( www.eclipsecon.org
) will feature technical sessions
that represent the entire Eclipse ecosystem including keynotes by
Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat, Inc., Grady Booch of IBM Rational,
Gregor Kiczales of the University of British Columbia, Erich Gamma
of the Eclipse Java Development Tools project, and John Wiegand of
the Eclipse Platform project. The sessions will include the
opportunity to explore the technical and commercial breadth of the
community and hear insights from the experts through talks,
tutorials, exhibits, demos and posters.
Learn about the culture of open tools, why and how Eclipse
technology evolved, the drive behind the rapid open platform
development process, the application of Eclipse to a broad range of
computing from servers to embedded systems and more. EclipseCon
presents an opportunity to formally and informally meet key members
of the ecosystem. The program is designed to enhance the interaction
and dialog between attendees through a demo track, poster session,
Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, and technology roundtables.
Organizations interested in exhibiting have the opportunity to
showcase Eclipse-based offerings and engage in needs-oriented
discussions with attendees. Attendees will come away with the
increased knowledge and the skill they need to enhance their
software development work experience and productivity with Eclipse
technology and offerings.
A strong contingent of conference sponsors reflects broad
community leadership and commitment to Eclipse. Gold Level sponsors
include IBM Rational Software, Hewlett Packard and SAP. Silver Level
sponsors include Catalyst Systems Corporation, ETRI, INNOOPRACT
Informationssysteme GmbH, Intel Corporation, MKS, Inc., Scapa
Technologies and SlickEdit Inc.
"EclipseCon is the place where you can experience a new
level of participation with the developers of Eclipse, open source
project leaders and companies offering products that are powered by
Eclipse technology," said Skip McGaughey, Chairperson of the
Eclipse Board of Stewards. "As one of those leading developers
who is working with Eclipse in commercial, academic or standards
contexts, you will want to be here!"
Tremendous grassroots response to the power of the Eclipse
platform drove the decision to launch EclipseCon. Since its
inception in 2001, over 175 vendors and hundreds of open source
projects have committed to Eclipse. The Eclipse website registers
10,000 Eclipse Platform download requests per day and has delivered
over 90 terabytes of data since its inception. There are thousands
of developers using or creating Eclipse based tools worldwide.
EclipseCon has been formed to serve as the premier forum where the
Eclipse community joins together.
"OMG recognizes the great potential value to end-users as a
result of the synergy between open source and open standards efforts
in the development community, thereby we welcome the opportunity to
organize an event such as EclipseCon, the first of its kind,"
said Bill Hoffman, OMG President and COO.
"When IBM and Rational collaborated in the early days of
Eclipse, it was clear that more deeply integrated tools were needed
by our software development industry," said Michael Devlin,
General Manager, Rational Software Division, IBM Corporation.
"Now that so many people have responded to the open and
royalty-free nature of Eclipse technology, it's time for the
community to meet, exchange experiences, share advanced tool
technology and help define the future of Eclipse."
"HP has found significant value in utilizing Eclipse,
building tools that plug-in to Eclipse's open architecture, creating
well-received developer environments for HP Software customers. We
see EclipseCon as a great opportunity to continue the momentum
Eclipse has made in the marketplace, and to learn and share with our
industry colleagues who also support the technology," Mike
Rank, HP GM and Eclipse.org Steward.
"Eclipse and its unique open platform extensibility offers
SAP an unprecedented opportunity to advance Java application
development productivity and provide our customers with superior
solutions that lower total cost of ownership by providing
highly-integrated tools for the full software development
life-cycle," said Michael Bechauf, Vice President of Java
Architecture and Standards at SAP and Eclipse Steward. "EclipseCon
will be a great way to experience first hand how much Eclipse
continues to drive innovation and collaboration between industry and
open source community."
Registration and more conference details can be found at www.eclipsecon.org.
Sponsorship packages are currently available at
gold and silver levels. Details for participation are at the
eclipsecon.org website. Contact Nicole Glazen at +781-444-0404 for
Eclipse has established an open source ecosystem of tools providers
and consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform
for tools integration. The open source Eclipse community creates
royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse
based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language,
multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers
a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate
and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and
sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate
on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development
technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java™ language,
and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples.
It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations
including HP-UX®, Solaris®, AIX®, Linux®, MAC OS X®, QNX® and
Windows® based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and
white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are
available at http://www.eclipse.org.
About The OMG
With well-established standards covering software from design and
development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to
evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG)
supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which
maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's standards cover
multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and
networking infrastructures, and software development environments.
OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified
Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA,
the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard
open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running
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representative in Washington, DC, and international marketing
representatives in Japan, the UK, and Germany, the Object Management
Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer
industry specifications consortium. OMG member companies write,
adopt, and maintain the organization's standards following a mature,
open process. All current OMG specifications may be downloaded
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HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions
and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings
span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices,
global services and imaging and printing. Currently the 5th largest
software provider in the world, HP offers HP OpenView and HP
OpenCall software suites and our
$4 billion annual R&D investment fuels the invention of
products, solutions and new technologies so we can better serve
customers and enter new markets. We invent, engineer and deliver
technology solutions that drive business value, create social value
and improve the lives of our customers. More information about HP is
available at www.hp.com.
IBM Rational Software
Rational software from IBM helps organizations create business value
by improving their software development capability. The Rational
software development platform integrates software engineering best
practices, tools, and services. With it, organizations thrive in an
on demand world by being more responsive, resilient, and focused.
Rational's standards-based, cross-platform solution helps software
development teams create and extend business applications, embedded
systems and software products.
SAP is the world's leading provider of business software solutions.
Through mySAP™ Business Suite, people in businesses around the
globe are improving relationships with customers and partners,
streamlining operations, and achieving significant efficiencies
throughout their supply chains. The unique core processes of various
industries, from Aerospace to Utilities, are supported effectively
by SAP's 23 industry solution portfolios. Today, more than 20,000
companies in over 120 countries run more than 64,500 installations
of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in over 50 countries, the
company is listed on several exchanges including the Frankfurt stock
exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." Additional
information is at http://www.sap.com.
Catalyst Systems Corporation
Catalyst Systems Corporation, the leader in application build
management technology, is a provider of software and consulting
services designed to manage the risks associated with building
software applications. Catalyst Systems is the creator of Openmake,
a build management tool designed to automate the creation of
reliable applications using a repeatable software build process that
eliminates the need for manual scripting.
Established in 1976, ETRI is a non-profit government-funded research
organization that has been at the forefront of technological
excellence for more than 25 years. Our research institute has
successfully developed information technologies such as TDX-Exchange,
High Density Semiconductor Microchips, Mini-Super Computer (TiCOM),
and Digital Mobile Telecommunication System (CDMA). As a recognized
leader in the information and telecommunication research institute
in Korea, we will strive to be the best in the fields of information
Learn more about ETRI at http://www.etri.re.kr/e_etri/intro/msg.html
INNOOPRACT Informationssysteme GmbH
INNOOPRACT offers tools and technology as well as consulting
services to increase productivity and quality in Web development.
The focus of INNOOPRACT's technology is visual development of
Web-enabled user interfaces for integrated business processes in
Internet or Intranet. With its Java Web component library (W4T) and
its Eclipse-based visual development tool, INNOOPRACT allows any
application developer to develop user-friendly and functional Web
front-ends. W4T Eclipse is the only WSIWYG development tool for
HTML-based Web development in Java. It enables the simple visual
development of user-friendly Web GUIs through drag and drop. W4T is
fully integrated with the Eclipse development environment.
INNOOPRACT is a member of the Eclipse
Consortium. More information can be found at www.innoopract.com.
Intel Corporation is a supporting member of Eclipse and plans to
integrate its development tools, such as Intel® Compilers and
Intel® VTune™ Performance Analyzers, into the Eclipse development
environment to help developers optimize applications for Intel®
Pentium® 4, Intel® Xeon™, and Intel® Itanium® processor-based
systems. Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading
manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products.
Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
MKS (TSX:MKX) provides enterprise software configuration management
(SCM) and MKS Toolkit products enabling Global 1000 companies to
better manage and control the complete process of software
development. Founded in 1984 with over 10,000 customers worldwide,
MKS has built its brand on the combination of superior technology
and extraordinary customer service.
Find MKS on the web at: www.mks.com
Scapa Technologies develops specialist load and stress testing
solutions which shorten implementation cycles, ensure effective
delivery of projects, and monitor system performance
post-implementation. Using Scapa StressTest's simple and effective
test development and execution facilities it is possible to
implement cost-effective load-testing programs which deliver real
value. Scapa StressTest offers a refreshing alternative to
established, expensive and difficult-to use load testing technology,
and its industry position is reflected in Scapa Technologies'
leading role in the Eclipse Hyades project www.eclipse.org/hyades,
which is implementing an industry-wide test integration framework
around open standards.
SlickEdit® Inc. provides software developers with the most
comprehensive and flexible code editors available. SlickEdit's
fully-supported code editing products enable Eclipse developers to
code faster and meet increasingly aggressive deadlines. SlickEdit's
Eclipse products are proven across a wide range of programming
languages and on Windows and Linux platforms. SlickEdit Plug-In for
WebSphere Studio & Eclipse is IBM Ready For WebSphere Studio
Software validated. Formed in 1988, SlickEdit is a privately held
company located in the center of North Carolina's Research Triangle
area. Additional information and free trial downloads are available
SlickEdit is a registered trademark of
SlickEdit Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their