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Eclipse Defines Pulsar Initiative as a Tools Platform for Mobile Development

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Eclipse Defines Pulsar Initiative as a Tools Platform for Mobile Development
Handset manufacturers Motorola, Nokia, RIM and Sony Ericsson collaborate to simplify mobile development

The Eclipse Foundation on March 10, 2009 announced Pulsar, a new industry initiative to define and create a standard mobile application development tools platform. The initiative is led by Motorola, Nokia and Genuitec.

Participating members also include IBM, RIM and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

The Pulsar initiative will focus on four areas:

  • The creation of the packaged distribution called Eclipse Pulsar Platform;
  • A technical roadmap to advance the capabilities of the platform;
  • A set of best practices which includes documentation and test suites; and
  • Education and outreach to drive adoption of Pulsar with mobile application developers.

As part of the roadmap, Pulsar will support major mobile development environments such as JavaME, mobile Web technologies, and native mobile platforms.

Pulsar will define a common set of Eclipse-based tools in a packaged distribution that will interoperate with the various handset SDKs. This
will enable developers to stay within one familiar development environment while creating mobile applications that target multiple device families.

The first release of Pulsar Platform is expected to be available at the end of June 2009 and will be part of the Eclipse Galileo annual  release.

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