SAP Extends Commitment to Open Source, Increases Eclipse Membership Status and Joins Additional Eclipse Projects
The use of standard technologies developed within the Eclipse community provides customers and partners with a familiar development environment and, as a result, the steep learning curve for resources is eliminated. SAP supports the mission of the Eclipse Foundation to help increase developer adoption of Eclipse technologies in the software industry, as well as the broad support by a large number of software vendors, has increased interoperability between solutions based on the same common Eclipse technologies.
SAP is a founding member of the foundation and has been using Eclipse technology since 2002. As an active contributor to the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project (WTP) and an original contributor of the Eclipse Memory Analyzer Tool (see “SAP Contributes New Tool to Open Source Eclipse Developer Community“), SAP has been involved in the Eclipse ecosystem since 2004. Through its expanded involvement, SAP will collaborate with other members on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Git Team Provider (EGit) project was co-initiated by SAP to drive the evolution of a modern distributed version control system boosting development productivity with easier Eclipse integration and higher performance at reduced total cost of ownership. Participation in the Eclipse Modeling Project (EMP) will drive the evolution and promotion of model-based development technologies, and the Eclipse Equinox Project will provide a service-oriented OSGi-based modular platform for application development and operations. Additionally, SAP has proposed a new project, codename Pave, within WTP, with initial code donation from SAP that will provide a template-based application framework to simplify development of complex applications.
As part of its increasing commitment to the Eclipse community, SAP hosted the most recent Eclipse DemoCamp event at SAP headquarters in Walldorf,
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