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[News] Signs of User-driven Progress in Free Open Source Programming and SDKs

  • Subject: [News] Signs of User-driven Progress in Free Open Source Programming and SDKs
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 12:47:19 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Tibco adds to AJAX tool

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| The number of downloads of General Interface has increased from 10,000 to 
| 120,000 since going to open source. 


Less is more for Ruby on Rails, inventor says

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| Don't expect much to be added to Ruby On Rails this year. When David 
| Heinemeier Hansson gives an update on version 2.0 of his Web application 
| framework at its user conference in September he's as likely to talk about 
| what's coming out as what's going in.   


An introduction to Eclipse for Visual Studio users

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| Eclipse is a new world for Microsoft® Visual Studio® developers, and getting 
| started with Eclipse can be confusing. New concepts, such as plug-in 
| architecture, workspace-centric project structure, and automatic build can 
| seem counterintuitive at first. Learn about these and other differences 
| between the two environments, so that you can begin to feel at home with 
| Eclipse.     



Building from Source Crucial for Linux to Adopt Eclipse

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| In the ongoing talk about how the different Linux distros and the Russian 
| Academy of Science are starting to make Eclipse the Visual Studio for Linux, 
| the Linux guys seem well on their way to making Eclipse the Linux IDE. Ian 
| Skerret say the Linux Distros Project has been great catalyst for this and I 
| think CDT and the PDT project are helping drive this forward too.    


Linux developers considering move to Eclipse

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| At the recent Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, it was decided to 
| start making Eclipse, the open-source development platform, the Visual 
| Studio for Linux.


Apache, Eclipse plan Asia conference

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| The Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation will present 
| the inaugural OS Summit Asia in Hong Kong's Cyberport IT development 
| zone November 26-30.


Eclipse Ships Largest-Ever Release of Leading Open Source Software Development

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| Europa features 21 Eclipse projects for software developers and is more 
| than double the size of last year's record-setting release.


Survey: Windows loses ground with developers

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| Linux gaining share as the number of developers targeting Windows falls 
| 12 percent, Evans Data says


Developers' use of open source Eclipse doubles

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| The adoption rate of the open source Eclipse integrated development
| environment has more than doubled in the Europe, the Middle East and
| Africa region, industry analysts have revealed.


Developers Embrace Java, Drop Visual Basic 

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| Use of Visual Basic has dropped 35% since the spring, says a
| poll of more than 430 North American developers done by research
| company Evans Data.
| [...]
| Developers have abandoned Microsoft's Visual Basic in droves
| during the last six months, and they're using Java more than any
| other development language, according to a recently published
| survey. 


Eclipse Is Still Going Strong

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| In the intervening years, the Eclipse open-source development
| platform has grown well beyond the IDE space, branching out into
| areas such as reporting, modeling, AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript
| and XML) development, SOA (service-oriented architecture) tooling,
| RCP (rich-client platform) technology, team development, and
| support for other languages beyond Java.


Eclipse: A Billion-Dollar Baby?

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| "Historically enterprise software has been sold through [a]
| direct salesforce channel. ... We're starting to see success
| in open source software products in areas which have been
| traditionally the realm of the direct salesforce. Those
| environments or those products have very, very low cost of
| sales, so as customers get more used to that, I think that
| over time, there are going to be fewer and fewer software
| salesmen."


Eclipse Adoption on The Rise

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| With the EclipseWorld conference kicking off this week in Boston,
| it would be easy to think the open source Java tools project is
| everywhere.


Linux contributor base broadens

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| With more companies funding Linux work, the core hackers now delegate 
| 70% of the coding


Linux Summit: Forget Microsoft. Let's Get Back To Development

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| "We add 2,000 lines of code a day to the Linux kernel. We work on 
| 2,800 lines of code a day. I've never seen the pace of change that 
| Linux has shown," said kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, citing 
| the accelerated pace on the open source operating system.


Study: Developers Favor Linux

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| "Regardless of what kind of developer you are, you're still trying to
| make a living, and target the operating system that?s controlling the
| market."
| However, in the most recent survey, the developers' forecast of their
| target platform has changed. For the first time, these developers said
| that in the next 12 to 18 months they expect to be developing more Linux
| apps than Windows apps. 


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