The Eclipse Foundation released version 1.0 of a new IDE originally created by IBM. But this time, the IDE lives on a server and in your browser. The Orion Project hit version 1.0 on Oct. 29, heralding a new era of browser-based development.
Orion is a completely standalone attempt to build an Eclipse-like tool platform on the Web, without any of the existing Eclipse baggage. “We came to the conclusion that just taking Eclipse and making that ‘webified’ was not the right design decision,” said Grama. “People who live on the Web expect certain behaviors and aren’t tied to one server. This version deals more with all the Web principles, and stays away from the SWT and Eclipse way of doing things.”
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