"IBM took the wraps off Java-based software development tool
enhancements to kick off its Rational Software Development Users
Conference this week in Texas.
"The company unleashed a pile of code to enhance several of its
key software initiatives, which it will dole out throughout the
year. The intitiatives will support IBM's efforts to integrate the
open source Eclipse Project and the Eclipse IDE throughout its code
"'Eclipse allows us to build our tools much more quickly, bring
them to market more quickly, but also provides much deeper
integration,' said Mike Devlin, IBM Rational software general
manager, at a press conference. 'We're extending that integration
forward in the lifecycle into business modeling and back into the
operations and test side...'"