Sybase is expected to update its WorkSpace tools based on the open source Eclipse platform in June.

The company announced this week they will be delivering their next generation of development tools, called WorkSpace 1.5, on the open source Eclipse platform. According to Sybase the company will now be able to offer modular packaging, allowing customers to buy only the pieces they need and give developers the ability to customise their environment.

-Eclipse has inspired the way Sybase delivers tooling,” said Matthew Howard, Product Manager, WorkSpace Products for Australia and New Zealand at Sybase in a statement release by the company.  

-With Sybase WorkSpace 1.5, our customers can now customise their development environment to easily meet their increasingly sophisticated business requirements.”

The new development tools, which are targeted at architects, Java developers and mobile application developers, feature new application development components, increased support for database development, and better modeling support using model-driven development, visual development and wizards.

According to Sybase the new Web application tooling make development easier by combining JavaServer Faces with Sybase’s patented DataWindow technology.

Sybase WorkSpace 1.5 will be available in June and prices are expected to start at $1343 AUD per seat.