IBM releases EGL Community Edition (Eclipse-based)
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IBM has recently released EGL Community Edition free of charge. EGL
applications. Developers who traditionally code in PHP, Ruby on Rails, Groovy,
rich Web 2.0 applications in one simplified language. EGL was made to help developers build Web 2.0
applications while abstracting some of the more complex processes.
Developers and students currently enrolled in computer engineering programs have more programming options than ever before. A survey of recently-hired developers and co-op students conducted by IBM found that than 70 percent of those surveyed use more than four tools on a regular basis, based on applications being created and their comfort level with each specific tool. That’s a lot of technology to keep straight when facing unforgiving deadlines. And with complex Web 2.0 applications making up a growing part of developers’ daily workload, an extensible platform such as EGL CE offers valuable time savings in a more simplified programming model.
EGL CE is now available for download at no cost at http://www.ibm.com/software/rational/cafe/community/egl/ce.
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