With the Java Tools Challenge, we are inviting Java developers to build apps and extensions for Visual Studio Team System (VSTS).
Codenvy, the software development company, has helped bring Eclipse and Visual Studio together with its Visual Studio Team Services extension. This extension activates Codenvy workspaces on-demand from within Microsoft's tools, creating a streamlined workflow that aligns with agile methodologies and principles. The Azure VM Marketplace now includes a virtual machine preconfigured with Codenvy, so developers can instantly provision private Codenvy workspaces on Azure.
This Eclipse IDE also boasts the following new features:
Collaborative Workspace Server. Host Eclipse Che as a workspace server, providing shared access to programming services to workspaces and teams. Workspace environments are given a hostname and accessible by remote clients.
Cloud IDE. A no-installation browser IDE and IOE accessible from any local or remote device.
Plug-In Framework. Che is extensible, by customizing built-in plug-ins or authoring your own extensions.
Stacks. Build projects for any programming language and framework. Create runtimes from Che's image and stack library, pull from DockerHub, or author custom images with Dockerfiles.
Besides embracing Microsoft, this is not your dad's Eclipse. As Mike Milinkovich, the Eclipse Foundation's Executive Director, said in a statement, "Eclipse Che is rethinking the way IDEs are built and used by developers. It is using cloud and micro-service technologies to create a more flexible and dynamic developer work experience.
Curiously, Google, however, has moved away from Eclipse. Google decided to cease development and support for Android Developer Tools (ADT) in Eclipse by the end of 2015. It's replacing it with Google's own development environment, Android Studio.