XAware Plugs Integration Tooling Into Latest Eclipse Release
November 4, 2008 Alex Woodie
Developers can now utilize the application integration capabilities of the open source XAware product from the comfort of their Eclipse version 3.4 development environment, the company announced last week.
XAware is a Java-based data integration tool suite that allows users to create reusable logic to move data among disparate systems, including the System i, which has been certified as a target and a source for data transformations for the last two years. The company promotes a high-level configuration-based approach to data integration that relies heavily on the reuse of components and the avoidance of low-level programming. XAware went open source last fall after initially being available under a proprietary license, and has become one of the more successful open source projects on the Web.
XAware’s wizards-based development environment has supported Eclipse for a while, and last week it announced that it supports the latest version 3.4 release of Eclipse, enabling developers to use standards like J2EE, XML, REST, and Spring as they create composite data services for service oriented architectures (SOAs), rich Internet applications (RIAs), and software as a service (SaaS)-based applications.
Kirstan Vandersluis, co-founder and chief scientist of XAware, says many of the nearly 200,000 people who have downloaded XAware since February use the Eclipse IDE. “These developers can easily plug XAware in to their development environment and, within a short period of time, start building reusable data services for SOA and RIA applications. XAware dramatically reduces the cost and time it takes to integrate and mashup data from multiple systems.”
Support for Eclipse 3.4 is available in the open source version of XAware now. Support will be generally available via the commercial license next month. For more information, visit www.xaware.com.