[ba-ohs-talk] Modular platform for development environment?
"...Written in Java, Eclipse is an ambitious attempt
to create a modular development platform that all kinds of
developer tools for all kinds of languages can eventually use.
IBM is building all of its WebSphere development tools
(see "Sidebar 1: Eclipse, VisualAge, WebSphere: What Does It
All Mean?") upon Eclipse, but the company aspires to build an
ecology of products -- even those competing with IBM -- upon
what it hopes to become an industry-standard platform. (01)