Instantiations Release Major Upgrade With WindowBuilderPro 7.0

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Instantiations Release Major Upgrade With WindowBuilderPro 7.0

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Instantiations will release version 7.0 of its market-leading WindowBuilder™ Pro Java GUI builder today. It's a good week for Instantiations as they were also awarded "Best Commercial Eclipse-Based Developer Tool" by the Eclipse Foundation at EclipseCon. WindowBuilder Pro includes powerful functionality for creating user interfaces based on the popular Swing, SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit), and GWT (Google Web Toolkit) UI frameworks.

"It has been impressive to see the continued growth and popularity of WindowBuilder Pro," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Instantiations continues to deliver high quality, innovative tools for the Eclipse platform that help developers utilize Eclipse more effectively, and we're pleased with their continued support of Eclipse."

Updates in v7.0 include UI Factories, a convenient way to create customized, reusable versions of common components, improved parsing using binary execution flow, a new customization API for third party extensibility, Eclipse Nebula widgets integration (SWT), Swing Data Binding, JSR 295 (Swing), and full support for GWT-Ext widgets and layouts (GWT).


Instantiations is quite involved in Eclipse - the are a Silver Sponsor Exhibitor at EclipseCon 2009, president and CEO, Mike Taylor was re-elected to the Eclipse Foundation board, and members of Instantiations' senior technical staff are making the following presentations:

  • Building Commercial-Quality Eclipse Plug-Ins: Tutorial by Dan Rubel and Eric Clayberg, Mon. March 23, 8:00 a.m.
  • RAP versus GWT: Dan Rubel and Mark Russell, Tues. March 24, 2:20 p.m.
  • Birds of a Feather Session and Reception: "Eclipse Plug-ins" authors showcase and interview, Tues. March 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • UI Testing Patterns and Best Practices: Phil Quitslund and Dan Rubel, Wed. March 25, 10 a.m.

Try out WindowBuilder Pro for yourself with their free evaluation.

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