Parasoft joins Eclipse

Error prevention software vendor Parasoft on Tuesday plans to announce it has joined the Eclipse consortium for open-source development tools.

The Monrovia, Calif.-based company will participate on the Eclipse Board of Stewards with vendors such as IBM Corp., which is driving the Eclipse initiative, as well as Red Hat Inc., Sybase Inc., and Fujitsu Ltd. Parasoft's Roman Salvador, vice president of research and development, will represent Parasoft on the board.

The Eclipse platform is intended to allow for system development, testing, and management tools from multiple vendors to be integrated to provide a complete solution for users, Parasoft said. In the Eclipse Platform, code access and use is controlled through the Common Public License, allowing individuals to create derivative works with worldwide re-distribution rights that are royalty-free, according to the Eclipse Web site.

Parasoft tools including Jtest, SOAPtest, and WebKing and can be purchased and plugged into the Eclipse platform to extend it with automatic state analysis, functional and load testing, and Web services verification, according to Parasoft.

Oracle announced its participation in Eclipse in November.

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