"The projects, set to be unveiled during the
foundation's annual EclipseCon developer conference this week,
include the debut of the Swordfish Enterprise Service Bus, or ESB
(define), which is intended to enable more modular service-oriented
architecture (define) deployment.
"While Eclipse is well known for its developer tools like its
namesake Eclipse IDE, Swordfish signals that it's aiming to make a
name for itself in runtime frameworks as well.
"Eclipse this week also outlined how it's looking to the future
of development itself with the Eclipse 4.0 (E4) platform, which
will incorporate a host of changes designed to free the IDE from