Monday, April 26, 2010

Welcome FZI to the Eclipse Foundation

The FZI Research Centre for Information Technology (http://www.fzi.de), based in Karlsruhe Germany, has recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an associate member.

FZI is an interdisciplinary non-profit research centre, funded partly by the economics ministry of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, partly by cooperative research projects and partly by direct contracts with industry. Its mission is to facilitate technology transfer of innovative solutions in information technology and to provide a bridge between academia and industry.

FZI offers its customers a unique interdisciplinary environment that fosters joint research among diverse fields of Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Economics.

Although being independent from a legal and financial point of view, FZI is closely connected to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). FZI has been a great success story for 25 years now, and using its extensive network of contacts both in the academic and the industrial world, it has been an important catalyst for the development of IT in the Karlsruhe region.

Today, FZI has over 150 employees, mostly young scientists with outstanding experience in both research projects and professional consulting activities.

FZI is a major promoter of Open Source, having among its employees contributors to dozens of open source projects, many of which targeting the Eclipse platform.

We appreciate FZI's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome Jasmine Conseil to the Eclipse Foundation

The Chatou/France based company Jasmine Conseil (http://www.jasmineconseil.com) has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member

Jasmine Conseil provide a strong expertise along the different phase of a JEE project, from the design some UML/CASE tools, until the development/test and deployment using some agile tools/methodology.

Jasmine Conseil promotes Open Source usage around the productivity of Java development using some standard tools and solutions. In particular around Eclipse ecosystem using some “forge” solution, like our JasForge collaborative project based on Maven standard on Eclipse platform.

Jasforge is an incubation project and consist in is essence of a framework of collaborative tools which can be installed and used in various contexts. This project is based on our experience of collaborative project with our customers. Jasforge originality come from the fact that the project is based on standard Open Source tools which collaborate together to form a unified solution which follow the development practice of a Continuous Integration process like Hudson or Apache Continuum.

Jasmine Conseil offers a wide range of tools and services needed daily by software development teams to supply high quality software and we assist the development team in all this components and steps (document and project management, quality metrics,).

We appreciate Jasmine Counseil's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome Zenika to the Eclipse Foundation

The Paris-based company Zenika has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member

Zenika (http://www.zenika.com/)is an IT consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Java architecture and technologies. The team is made of experienced professionals with solid backgrounds, well-versed in new technologies and constantly mastering the most innovative and relevant tools and frameworks.

Zenika strives to design, develop and deploy high-quality Java-based systems that fit the size and the goals of your projects, based on open source software. From initial business requirements to user acceptance, Zenika's consultants will provide custom follow-ups throughout the complete project lifecycle.

Zenika's training department provides its customers durable and valuable knowledge on the architectures designed and offers trainings that are perfectly adapted and tailored to the clients' contexts and needs.

We appreciate Zenika's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Ralph

Welcome Engineering Group to the Eclipse Foundation

The Italian company Engineering Group has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a solution member.

Engineering Group (http://eng.it/en.aspx) is the major Italian player in IT design, outsourcing, product and consulting services on all vertical markets, with offices in Europe and Latin America. Its Research & Innovation Division manages the SpagoWorld Initiative, including the open source projects SpagoBI, Spagic, Spago4Q and Spago http://www.spagoworld.org.

Engineering has decided to increase its participation in Eclipse, joining the IWG SOA initiative and proposing two new projects in the SOA domain. This way, the company contributes to the development of the new SOA middleware of Eclipse, which aims to become the reference industrial implementation for the development of interoperability solutions and service-oriented architectures.

Engineering expects that this membership will increase its role in the development of mature open source solutions and in the proposition of OS based infrastructures in the market.

We appreciate Engineering Group's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Welcome Mia-Software to the Eclipse Foundation

The Paris-based company Mia-Software has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as an associate member.

Mia-Software (http://www.mia-software.com) is a software company providing products and solutions to industrialize the development, the maintenance and the evolution of software systems. It is a subsidiary of Sodifrance group (http://www.sodifrance.fr), a french company specialized in IT Modernization projects. Mia-Software has been founded in 2004 to leverage the R&D efforts engaged during the last 20 years by Sodifrance to understand legacy systems and transform them according to new technologies or new business needs.

Mia-Software provides two commercial products : Mia-Studio and Mia-Insight. Mia-Studio is a Model-Driven Software Development solution based on EMF to create and maintain specific code generators for any kind of language (Java, C#, PHP, ADA, C, C++, COBOL, ...). It is used by large companies (banks, insurance, transportation, administration, ...) to generate code compliant with their own architecture, patterns and coding norms. Mia-Insight is a tool for analysing existing software systems. It provides source code analysers for many languages and systems (COBOL, PL1, C, Java, C#, VB6, ...).

Mia-Software contributes to Modisco (http://www.eclipse.org/gmt/modisco), an Eclipse project created by AtlanMod (http://www.emn.fr/z-info/atlanmod/index.php/Main_Page), the INRIA team headed by Jean Bezivin. This project, for which Mia-Software provides 5 committers, aims at providing an open-source platform, based on Eclipse, to facilitate the development of model-driven legacy modernization tools. Modernization projects need this kind of tools to evaluate the quality of existing systems, understand and/or transform them.

We appreciate Mia-Software's membership and look forward to joint activities.

Ralph