Joe Pluta has an article in IBM Systems Magazine on the EDT (EGL
Development Tooling) Eclipse project. I wanted to comment on the
article, but on the site I couldn’t find a way. Hence this post.
I get confused with all the acronyms. How does EDT fit in with EGL
I browsed around the EDT site and it looked like EDT encompassed the
entire RBD product (Rational Business Developer). Is that correct? Is
IBM planning to make money on support instead of selling RBD? Will it
be like the Java toolbox, with an officially supported IBM version
lagging a little behind?
If you want to convert an existing RBD project to EDT you had to make
some (maybe minor) changes because EDT has changed the syntax. Which
makes me wonder if IBM will roll those changes into RDP, or have the two
product already forked?
I admit EGL intrigues me, but I can’t seem to find a whole lot of time
to read up on it or experiment. So much to learn, so little time when
you’ve got to keep the existing systems running.
EDT page: http://www.eclipse.org/edt/