Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Genuitec marks progress with two milestone releases of MyEclipse 6.5 products

Genuitec, the MyEclipse IDE vendor, has marked development progress with two interim releases. The Flower Mound, Tex., firm has announced availability of the initial milestone releases of MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench 6.5 and MyEclipse 6.5 Blue Edition, a tool suite for WebSphere developers.

The Enterprise Workbench release includes an upgrade of MyEclipse Spring tools, which provides integration of the latest Spring framework 2.5 libraries. Also in the release are:

  • JAX-WS 2.1 Web services
  • Support for JSR-168 portlets
  • Improved JSF and Facelet visual page design and coding features
  • New web.xml editor; and
  • Updated ICEFaces JSF component support.

The M1 release of the Blue Edition offers project migration support from IBM Rational Application Developer and WebSphere Application Developer into MyEclipse.

With the new release, developers can configure, launch, and manage multiple WebSphere profiles simultaneously from within the IDE, allowing the developers to develop, deploy, and debug enterprise Java applications to any number of customized WebSphere profiles.

In another announcement, Genuitec has released the Pulse 2.1, which allows users to manage and configure Eclipse-based products. Among the product enhancements in this release are:

  • Desktop Express, which allows ISVs to deliver software to their customers
  • Enhancements to Pulse Freelance, which allows users to add and share plug-ins to customize their catalog and share workspace settings.

Last February, I did a podcast with Maher Masri, president of Genuitec on his companies Eclipse-based tools and the migration path to WebSphere. You can read the transcript here. [Disclosure: Genuitec is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]

Last January, I wrote about the Pulse product and its implications for the development and deployment market:

I also expect that Genuitec will move aggressively into “development and deployment as a service” offerings in 2008. There’s no reason why a Pulse set of services could not evolve into a general platform for myriad developer resources and increasingly tools/IDEs as a service. Indeed, Genuitec is finding wider acceptance by developers of developing and deploying in the cloud concepts and benefits.

The milestone release of Workbench 6.5 is currently available from the MyEclipse site for a free trial. The milestone release of Blue Edition is available for a free trial from the Blue Edition site. The subscription price is $149, and those with current subscriptions will receive all upgrades and support at no additional cost. The general release of both products is scheduled for June of this year.

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