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Eclipse at eBay, Part 2

Mar 27, 2008, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Galpin)

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"Software development comes in all shapes and sizes. It is a hobby for many folks. It is a great business for doing consulting. It is also done by organizations, both very small and very large. When you are developing software on your own, you pick the tools you like. You write code the way you like. You keep track of your code and maybe perform some backups periodically. As soon as you start working with others, things become trickier. This equation only gets more complicated when the development is being done by an organization of thousands. Luckily, Eclipse is up to this challenge. It provides a powerful tool for standardizing around. The extensibility afforded by its plug-in architecture makes it easy to tailor its functionality to your organization, regardless of its size. To demonstrate, we will look at how eBay has used Eclipse to meet its needs..."

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