WSO2 reaches first milestone of WSO2 Developer Studio 4.0 IDE based on Eclipse Che, partners with Codenvy to deliver cloud-enabled plugins for Che SAAS IDE platform
Mountain View, CA – October 27, 2014 – WSO2 today announced that it will adopt Eclipse Che as the core platform for all WSO2 tooling supporting its middleware, cloud, and mobile platforms. Che, introduced by the Eclipse Foundation today, is an open source platform for software-as-a-service (SaaS) integrated developer environments, which uniquely offers the ability for software vendors to create custom cloud developer tools that are fast, secure and extensible. Through Che, WSO2 will add rapid integrated development environment (IDE) creation, developer collaboration, and extensibility to the WSO2 platform.
WSO2’s adoption of Che extends the company’s commitment both to contributing to open standards and delivering 100% open source middleware and tooling that enable enterprises to develop an application once and then deploy it on servers and in the cloud. With this move:
“Eclipse Che represents a significant milestone in today’s connected world, enabling unprecedented flexibility and collaboration for software developers, whether they are accessing the IDE from their desktops, corporate servers, or the cloud,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. “We are deeply committed to supporting Eclipse’s open source platform as a member of the Eclipse Foundation, contributing technology to Eclipse Che and migrating all of our WSO2 Developer Studio IDE tooling to Che.”
“We are excited to have WSO2 join the Eclipse Foundation and become a core contributor to Eclipse Che,” said Tyler Jewell, Codenvy CEO and a project lead for Eclipse Che. “WSO2 is making significant contributions to cloud modeling editors to support enterprise service bus and business process management capabilities, as well as helping to make Che accessible everywhere. WSO2 and Codenvy now have plans to convert 15 Eclipse plugins to Che.”
WSO2 Developer Studio Expands Developer Flexibility With Che
WSO2 Developer Studio is migrating from the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) to Eclipse Che with version 4.0. WSO2 has completed the first development milestone of WSO2 Developer Studio 4.0, which will allow development of Web applications and is slated for general availability in Q1 2015. The IDE leverages a number of existing Codenvy plugins and delivers an on-premises working version of Codenvy, which can be used for development of applications based on WSO2 Application Server.
Current tooling based on Eclipse RCP will be maintained and supported for another three years for WSO2 customers. Like all WSO2 middleware products, WSO2 Developer Studio is a fully open source solution that does not carry any licensing fees. It is released under the Apache License 2.0 and Eclipse Public License.
About Eclipse Che
Eclipse Che, an open source Eclipse Foundation project, is a framework for building SaaS developer environments that are beautiful, fast and modular. SaaS developer environments simplify the provisioning, sharing and scaling of developer environments. Che provides a way for software vendors to build and run development tool extensions in the cloud. Eclipse Che, started by Codenvy, has 50 active contributors from a dozen companies.
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