MyEclipse Blue 2014 IDE from Genuitec for WebSphere Developers
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MyEclipse Blue 2014 IDE from Genuitec for WebSphere Developers

By CIOReview | Monday, May 19, 2014

FREMONT, CA: Genuitec, a developer of Integrated Development Environment (IDE), releases MyEclipse Blue 2014, an inexpensive, open source friendly tools stack updated to support the newest WebSphere version and now includes support for lightweight IBM Liberty Profile server.

Genuitec’s MyEclipse Blue want’s to release you from being tied to RAD “expand your development horizons.” A leader in the Eclipse Foundation open source community, Genuitec provides both platforms and development tools for developers and companies building applications using the Eclipse platform.

Founded by industry leaders Borland, IBM, MERANT, QNX Software Systems, Rational Software, Red Hat, SuSE, TogetherSoft and Webgain formed the initial eclipse.org Board of Stewards in November 2001. By the end of 2003, this initial consortium had grown to over 80 members. Today the Eclipse Foundation manages the IT infrastructure for the Eclipse open source community, including Git code repositories, Bugzilla databases, development oriented mailing lists and forums, download site and web site. The infrastructure is designed to provide reliable and scalable service for the communities developing with the Eclipse technology and the consumers who use the technology.

Genuitec’s MyEclipse Blue 2014, released early in March, “is an inexpensive, open source friendly tools stack updated to support the newest WebSphere version and now includes support for lightweight IBM Liberty Profile server,” according to their PR Web release.

The introduction, written by Genuitec’s Product Manager for MyEclipse Brian Fernandes, states, “We are excited to add IBM Liberty Profile server support into our technology portfolio. Now developers are readily able to develop and deploy applications to IBM’s WAS servers or to Liberty Profile – we’re giving IBM shops more flexibility for app development than even IBM has provided so far. The high adoption rate of our Blue technology speaks to the need for powerful app development tools to support existing IBM investments, such a WebSphere servers.”

The product site touts MyEclipse Blue’s ability to “Rapidly build applications for WebSphere and Liberty Profile servers. Easily configure WebSphere specific deployment descriptors, and quickly deploy applications with instant deploy technology across a number of WebSphere server versions.” The technology stack employed has assembled a broad spectrum of tech from multiple vendors to allow development and deployment to exist under one umbrella.

Called the “MyEclipse Blue Workbench” it gives IBM shops access to WebSphere Application Servers 5.1 – 8.5, Portal Servers 6 -8, as well as the Liberty Profile 8.5 connector which makes it even easier to develop applications against these servers. Future releases of MyEclipse Blue will have continued focus on Liberty Profile support. Additionally, 14 new assist-based editors for WebSphere descriptor files have been added allowing for advanced development and cutting back on a developers need to recall the syntax of files as they will now be able to simply click the file and make edits.

As a technology designed to coexist with IBM Rational tools, companies use MyEclipse Blue as an all-around Java development tool that can import existing RAD projects with one-click, or export projects back to RAD simply as well. MyEclipse Blue is lighter than IBM RAD, less expensive, yet more powerful as it features the latest open source and proprietary technologies, including being built on the latest Eclipse Kepler release.

If your organization is using IBM WebSphere and want to explore development tools and environments like those that are made possible by open source communities you may wish to consult an external expert. In most cases new applications and cloud initiatives based on WebSphere technologies can take up internal bandwidth and often the day to day tasks prevent personnel from keeping up with the dramatic changes occurring in web and application development.

Getting an outside opinion on what your best options are for employing new technologies like those of Genuitec’s may well save you valuable time and money. These same firms often can provide you with outsourced development personnel who can build or implement what you need without breaking your budget or taking your critical internal resources away from support your business.

Just like MyEclipse may make developers lives easier, an outside expert IT team can sometimes make your life easier.