The Eclipse Foundation, Instantiations and BEA Announce Formation of Eclipse Project to Integrate With Apache Beehive

New Eclipse Open-Source Project, 'Pollinate' to Help Developers More Easily

Create and Deploy Service- and J2EE-based Applications

Jun 28, 2004, 01:00 ET from BEA Systems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, JAVAONE 2004 CONFERENCE, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- The Eclipse Foundation, a
 community committed to the implementation of a universal platform for tools
 integration, along with Instantiations, Inc., a leading provider of advanced
 Java development solutions and BEA Systems (Nasdaq:   BEAS), the world's leading
 application infrastructure software company, today announced the creation of
 "Pollinate," a new open-source incubator project focused on creating an
 Eclipse-based development environment and toolset to be named Eclipse
 Pollinate. Eclipse Pollinate, which will be designed to integrate with Apache
 Beehive, the industry's first easy-to-use, cross-container, open-source
 application framework for building service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and
 enterprise Java applications is being developed to help enable developers to
 more easily develop and deploy service-based and J2EE-based applications.
     Introduced and led by Instantiations, Eclipse Pollinate, combined with
 Apache Beehive, will be designed to provide developers with a comprehensive,
 flexible solution for building and running services and applications. Eclipse
 will provide the development environment, and Apache Beehive will provide the
 underlying application framework and runtime services designed to help enable
 experienced developers to deliver more sophisticated applications with less
 work, while helping to make those new to Java more immediately productive. Two
 additional companies, Soaring Eagle and Genuitec, have also announced plans to
 join the Eclipse Pollinate project and contribute to the code base.
     Apache Beehive offers an open-source application framework, or runtime,
 which can complement integrated development environments (IDEs) like Eclipse.
 Instantiations, a supporting member of Eclipse, plans to provide the initial
 code -- a broad set of Eclipse plug-ins and user interface components that
 will be designed to connect Eclipse to Beehive. The Eclipse Pollinate project
 is being developed to help Eclipse developers easily plug the Pollinate
 components into Eclipse, which would help to remove much of Java's complexity
 and can ultimately help enable them to more easily deploy their applications
 on any application infrastructure that supports Apache Beehive.
     "By integrating the Eclipse IDE with Apache Beehive application framework,
 we want to help developers leverage the strength of both the Eclipse and
 Apache open-source communities, and help provide free access to leading Java
 innovations, while helping to ensure investment protection and portability for
 applications, said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation.
 "Combining the knowledge and experience of BEA, Instantiations and Eclipse,
 the Eclipse Pollinate project can help to dramatically expand the number of
 developers who can build enterprise scale Java applications."
     "We are very excited to provide the key technology to help integrate
 Eclipse with Apache Beehive," said Mike Taylor, CEO, Instantiations, Inc.
 "Developers are clamoring for sophisticated, yet easy to use development tools
 and application frameworks such as we're designing with Pollinate and Apache
 Beehive, to help make what they do easier and more productive. Eclipse
 Pollinate will be designed to extend the power of Java, Eclipse, and Beehive
 deeper into the typical IT development organization."
     "We launched Apache Beehive with more than 50 partners who had already
 supported the framework, many through our Java Control architecture now in
 Beehive. Bringing Java Controls to the Eclipse developer community is a big
 win for the Beehive ecosystem," said Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer,
 BEA Systems. "Controls not only simplify the code needed to access J2EE
 resources, but they're also IDE-friendly, so defining and configuring access
 to those resources can now be a wizard-driven process, or be represented using
 visual design metaphors available in Eclipse."
     About Apache Beehive
     Apache Beehive is based on award-winning technology found in BEA WebLogic
 Workshop, including Java annotations, Java Controls, Java Web services and
 Java Page Flows, designed to drive increased interoperability and developer
 productivity. Project Beehive leverages WebLogic Workshop Controls, reusable
 meta-data driven software components based on drag-and-drop technology
 designed to easily integrate into BEA and other software platforms. In
 addition, Beehive builds on BEA's innovative Web services programming
 capabilities-now being standardized in the Java Community Process (JCP) under
 JSR-181 -- that can allow for easier consumption and management of services,
 and page flows, which can help developers quickly and easily, define and view
 page transitions between applications. Project Beehive can attract new users
 to a simpler way of building enterprise Java applications, while also
 attracting experienced Java Web and J2EE programmers with a model that is
 designed to save them from writing the same Java plumbing code over and over
     Pricing and Availability
     A beta version of Eclipse Pollinate is expected to be available later this
 year under the Eclipse Public License. For more information on the Eclipse
 Pollinate project, please visit .
     A beta version of Apache Beehive is expected to be available this fall for
 free under the standard Apache 2.0 license. For more information on Project
 Beehive, please visit: .
     Developers who want to start working with the Apache Beehive programming
 model in combination with an IDE immediately can download the free edition of
 BEA WebLogic Workshop without obligation at .
     About Eclipse
     Eclipse has established an open-source eco-system of tools providers and
 consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform for tools
 integration. The open-source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology
 as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers
 freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported
 environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier
 to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By
 collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can
 concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development
 technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language, and comes
 with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been
 deployed on a range of development workstations including HP-UX(R),
 Solaris(R), AIX(R), Linux(R), MAC OS X(R), QNX(R) and Windows(R) based
 systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting
 the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at
     About Instantiations
     Instantiations, Inc. provides leading-edge software products, services and
 technologies for Java. Through our industry partnerships with IBM, Eclipse and
 others, Instantiations ensures that its products integrate seamlessly with the
 latest development environments and platforms. Instantiations is a member of
 the Eclipse Foundation and offers a line of products for IBM WebSphere Studio
 and IBM Rational Java development tools. Based in Portland, Ore.,
 Instantiations was founded in 1997 by a team of internationally recognized
 pioneers in the field of component software technology.
     About BEA
     BEA Systems, Inc. is the world's leading application infrastructure
 software company, providing the enterprise software foundation that allows
 thousands of companies to benefit from service-oriented architectures.  With
 more than 15,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the
 Fortune Global 500, BEA and its WebLogic(R) and Tuxedo(R) brands are among the
 most trusted names in business.
     Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 71 offices in 34 countries and
 is on the Web at
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     Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking,
 including the statements regarding:  the availability, plans, delivery, goals,
 development, expected features, expected benefits and competitive position of
 the Eclipse Pollinate, Apache Beehive, Eclipse, and Beehive products and
 technology (the "Products"); the goals and focus of the Pollinate project; and
 the plans of Soaring Eagle and Genuitec to join and contribute to the
 Pollinate project. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed
 in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause
 results to differ materially include risks associated with:  any unforeseen
 technical difficulties or software errors related to the final development and
 launch of any Product; any technological or standards changes in the
 application infrastructure market which could make Products less competitive,
 less effective or require feature changes in these products; any slowdown in
 the adoption by businesses of open source technologies, Internet technologies
 or related standards; and any changes to the competitive, economic or
 strategic position of the BEA, Soaring Eagle, Genuitec or other contributors
 to the Pollinate project that might cause them to delay or curtain investments
 in this project. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth
 in BEA's 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2004 as filed with the SEC and
 subsequent reports filed thereafter from time-to-time with the SEC. The
 forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date
 hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor
 the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in
 such statements.

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