eCube Announces 2010 NXTware Remote Product Roadmap

New capabilities empower IT organizations to use unified cross-functional teams to maintain and create applications on all of their software and hardware platforms -- both new and old -- using Eclipse and NXTware Remote.

Houston, Texas. December 18, 2009

Today, eCube Systems announced a detailed 2010 product roadmap for NXTware Remote, its Eclipse-based cross-platform Remote Development Environment (RDE). The roadmap outlines major releases and product enhancements scheduled through the first quarter of 2011. The plan also includes new releases of NXTware Remote for OpenVMS, NXTware Remote for UNIX/ Linux, NXTware Remote for Windows Server and NXTware Remote for Mac OS Server.

A highlight of the roadmap is the addition of a new customization framework in the underlying NXTware Remote platform that will simplify the integration of custom development tools and libraries to enhance the development process. This framework enables NXTware Remote users to initiate, manage and communicate with any custom tool or utility on supported remote development platforms.

These features enhance NXTware Remote's core cross-platform development capabilities, allowing IT organizations to field development teams that are productive on legacy and contemporary platforms. "NXTware Remote breaks down development silos based on specific platform skills and experience," says Peter Marquez, Sr. Partner eCube Systems. "Now, using NXTware Remote and Eclipse, teams can be productive in multiple software development environments from one IDE."

Eclipse Customization Framework and IT Development Modernization

With the release of NXTware Remote 4.0 in April 2010, almost any development activity or process that takes place on a development, test or production server within an enterprise can be started, interacted with and managed remotely with Eclipse using NXtware Remote. For years, software vendors have been lowering costs and simplifying development by using Eclipse as a platform for their commercial offerings -- making them more profitable and speeding time-to-market. The NXTware Remote platform will allow any IT organization to integrate custom libraries, home-grown utilities and tools into the Eclipse development environment.

As prior generations of developers retire, new developers need to take their place. The complexity of the legacy development processes, its non-IDE nature and the uniqueness of proprietary utilities make hiring, training and employee retention both expensive and difficult. NXTware Remote 4.0 makes it simple for new employees to quickly become productive in what is an already familiar visual environment. With the integration of proprietary libraries and programs into Eclipse, new developers can quickly understand the development process and easily leverage existing utilities available in heritage development environments. This limits the cost of training and time needed to reach proficiency.

The roadmap calls for eCube to start delivering this general capability prior to release as part of its IT Modernization consulting engagements in early 2010. All of the NXTware Remote products are scheduled to be built on this new framework by the end of 2010.

Future Versions of NXTware Remote

There are 4 major releases for the 2010 NXTware Remote Schedule, including two new product releases. There are also several significant updates.

2010 NXTware Remote releases include:

  • NXTware Remote Platform (4.0 April 2010) with the customization framework
  • NXTware Remote for OpenVMS ( 2.0 February) with Enterprise Class Remote Debugging
  • NXTware Remote for UNIX/Linux (1.0 April) with support for Java
  • NXTware Remote for Mac OS X Server (1.0 April) with support for Java

Scheduled NXTware Remote updates in 2010 include:

  • NXTware Remote Platform (4.5 September) with support for GDB debugging
  • NXTware Remote for Mac OS X Server (1.0 November) with support for Java, C, Objective-C and Fortran
  • NXTware Remote for UNIX/Linux (1.0 November) with support for Java, C, COBOL and Fortran

Powerful New Features

During 2010, several new features will be added to the NXTware Remote platform, including enhanced debugging, remote browsing, code assist, integration with more third-party tools, enhanced support for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and more.

About NXTware Remote

NXTware Remote is an Eclipse-based integrated remote development environment (RDE), that makes it simple for developers to write code, then transfer, compile and debug it remotely. Enterprise IT organizations doing strategic development in COBOL, Fortran, C, BASIC, PASCAL and Java on a variety of server platforms can develop from a Windows or Linux workstation with NXTware Remote

About eCube Systems

eCube Systems helps companies maximize return on technology investment by providing development tools, legacy evolution products and consulting services that extend enterprise systems. Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies turn to eCube Systems to reduce risk, extend ROI, and increase productivity as they develop high performance solutions and consolidate existing capabilities by evolving to and integrating with contemporary Web Services.

All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of eCube Systems in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

eCube Systems, LLC, is headquartered in Montgomery, Texas, with marketing offices in Boston, MA and R&D in San Mateo, California, USA and Montreal Canada. For more information, visit us at http://www.ecubesystems.com/contact.html