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EPIC 2.0

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EPIC 2.0

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Verify, standardize, and correct the Big 4 + more– name, email, phone and global addresses – try our Data Quality APIs now at Melissa Developer Portal!

Eclipse Plugin Central (EPIC) is the place people go to find stuff in the Eclipse ecosystem.   It has over 1100 products listed and 60 service and training providers;  gets about 140K+ unique visitors a month and generates about 150-200K click thrus to the sites of the listed products.   EPIC is pretty successful.  The unfortunate thing is that EPIC is old; actually the content management system it uses is old.

For this reason we have decided to rewrite EPIC, lets call it EPIC 2.0.   At a basic level we will move the product listings to a system built on Drupal. We have been using Drupal for Eclipse Live and have been pretty happy with it.   However, we would like to go beyond just moving the basic functionality to Drupal.  I would like to revamp EPIC to take advantage of different social media features, maybe integrate some of the comments from Gorkem and Boris about ‘Eclipse needs a marketplace’.

We have started a list of initial requirements.  However, we need your help and good ideas that you would like to see in a new EPIC or Eclipse marketplace.   We have opened a bug to start collecting ideas.  Now is the time to start contributing those ideas.

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Developers! Quickly and easily gain access to the tools and information you need! Explore, test and combine our data quality APIs at Melissa Developer Portal – home to tools that save time and boost revenue. Our APIs verify, standardize, and correct the Big 4 + more – name, email, phone and global addresses – to ensure accurate delivery, prevent blacklisting and identify risks in real-time.

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