Eclipse Goes Big

Posted by VISITOR on Apr 12, 2005 6:35 AM EDT
Technetra; By Alolita Sharma
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As the market for software becomes bullish, a lot of attention is being showered on new open source development tools and frameworks. The star example today is the Eclipse Foundation's namesake IDE.

Eclipse has become one of the top open source projects in the world. In November 2001, banking on its success with Apache, IBM decided to further invest in Linux and donated $40 million of code to create this project. This open source project was intended to "eclipse" Microsoft's VisualStudio. Today, Eclipse has not only eclipsed but passed many other commercial products with flying colors. It has created big opportunities in an emerging market for the developer community, services companies and user organizations. Full Story

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