Instantiations Updates Java Products to Synchronize with Eclipse 3.6 and Helios Release Train

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Enhancements made to award-winning GUI Building, Testing and Code Quality tools

Ecilpse Helios Release Train 2010

With the increased enterprise adoption of Eclipse worldwide, it benefits all those that rely on Eclipse to have product updates in sync with the Eclipse release train, like Instantiations has done

Instantiations®, Inc., a leading provider of Eclipse-based commercial software tools and services to improve code quality, security and productivity, today announced that its entire Eclipse-based product line has been updated in conjunction with the annual Eclipse release, Helios.

Helios consists of the simultaneous release of 39 different Eclipse projects and 33 million lines of code developed by about 500 Eclipse.org committers from 44 companies. The coordinated release allows Eclipse users and adopters to take advantage of the innovations and new features created by the different Eclipse projects and provide a transparent and predictable development cycle. In addition to supporting the new Eclipse 3.6 Helios release, Instantiations products continue to support prior versions of Eclipse and the IDEs built upon Eclipse to meet customer needs.

“With the increased enterprise adoption of Eclipse worldwide, it benefits all those that rely on Eclipse to have product updates in sync with the Eclipse release train, like Instantiations has done,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “This gives companies a predictable and comprehensive upgrade to plan for each year.”

An important new capability is the Eclipse Marketplace, which offers the Eclipse community a convenient portal to help users find open source and commercial Eclipse-related offerings. The new Marketplace client makes it easier for users to download and install tools from Instantiations and others.

“Instantiations continually strives to meet the needs of our customers by providing them with the latest features of the Eclipse platform,” said Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations. “In addition to updating our product line to support Eclipse 3.6, we’ve had regular key updates to each product over the year. I’m proud of our team’s commitment to delivering innovative GUI building and testing and code quality tools for enterprises of all sizes.”

Helios-focused product updates from Instantiations include:

  •     CodePro AnalytiX™. Version 6.5 improves overall usability in addition to Eclipse 3.6 support. CodePro AnalytiX helps developers detect, report and repair security vulnerabilities and code defects as they write code or during the build process. It is the most comprehensive code security and code quality product for the Eclipse platform – with over 1,200 audit rules.
  •     WindowBuilder™ Pro. Version 7.6 adds Eclipse 3.6 support, as well as support for the XML Window Toolkit (XWT) for SWT Designer, and Smart GWT v2.2 and GXT v2.1 data binding support within GWT Designer. WindowBuilder Pro, the leading Java GUI builder, includes SWT Designer, Swing Designer and GWT Designer and seamlessly integrates into any Eclipse-based Java development environment. With its drag-and-drop functionality, developers can easily add many components and create complicated windows in minutes, with Java code being generated automatically.
  •     WindowTester™ Pro. Version 5.1 adds Eclipse 3.6 support, as well as improved widget support and enhanced usability to its long list of features. WindowTester Pro is the leading tool for automating the testing of Swing and SWT GUIs. It is the only tool that allows developers to easily record and play back tests using GEF, and includes tools for recording, test generation, code coverage and playback of GUI interactions.
  •     RCP Developer™. Version 5.1 includes SWT Designer, WindowTester SWT and Help Composer, with corresponding updates to the component products.

Pricing and Availability
All products will be available for download on June 23, the same day that Helios ships. Product upgrades are available at no cost to customers with current support agreements. Products may be purchased directly from the company’s web site or by contacting our sales department at (800) 808-3737 or http://www.instantiations.com. Full-feature, free trial evaluations may be downloaded at http://www.instantiations.com/prods/docs/download.html.

About Instantiations
Based in Portland, Oregon, Instantiations delivers world-class tools and services for professional Eclipse and Smalltalk developers. The company’s award-winning products and professional services are trusted by software development organizations around the world to ensure software code quality, security, productivity and predictability of enterprise applications. Led by a team of internationally-recognized experts in Java and Smalltalk software technology, Instantiations is a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation and the Smalltalk Industry Council, and is an IBM Business Partner. With a line of products for Eclipse, IBM Rational®, JBuilder® and MyEclipse™, the company is named as one the fastest-growing Oregon companies five years running and recognized among the Top 100 companies influencing software development by SD Times for three consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.instantiations.com.

Instantiations is a registered trademark of Instantiations, Inc. CodePro AnalytiX, WindowBuilder, Swing Designer, SWT Designer, GWT Designer, RCP Developer, WindowTester and VA Smalltalk are trademarks of Instantiations, Inc. Java is a trademark of Oracle. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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