Quest joins Eclipse, Java profiler now a plugin

New user interface to development environment

Quest Software today announced is has joined the Eclipse Foundation and the latest release of its Java profiler, JProbe 8.0, is now available as a plug-in to the Eclipse Java IDE.

According to Quest, this capability aligns with the "increased adoption" of open source development.

JProbe 8.0 lets Eclipse users identify and resolve memory and code coverage issues and develop "high-quality, production-ready" applications.

Quest plans to add performance analysis capabilities to its plugin to allow diagnosis of performance bottlenecks without leaving the Eclipse environment.

JProbe 8.0 has the performance test automation and reporting capabilities found in previous versions of JProbe, but with an enhanced user interface.

Quest has also joined the Eclipse Foundation to expand its support of the Eclipse platform.

Executive director of the Eclipse Foundation Mike Milinkovich said the Eclipse Foundation comprises a large group of technology vendors, research institutions and universities, and individuals that focus on the advancement of the Eclipse platform.

"The network of forward-thinking companies that make up the foundation are vital to the current and future state of Eclipse, and we are certain that Quest will be a valuable addition," Milinkovich said.

Developers can try JProbe 8.0 by downloading the a freeware version here.

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