Palmsource introduced a new set of development tools, called Palm OS Developer Suite, to support the new Palm OS Cobalt and Palm OS Garnet.
A technical preview of the new Palm OS Developer Suíte is available to Palm OS developers in the Resource Pavilion in the Developer Zone at their site. The new Palm OS Developer Suite is based on the industry-standard Eclipse environment, an open-source, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) originally developed by IBM that supports software development in a variety of languages, including C, C++, Java and COBOL.
The Palm OS Developer Suite provides one set of tools designed to assist Palm OS developers to create and bring to market higher performance wireless, entertainment and enterprise-grade applications that take advantage of the advanced functionality of Palm Powered smart mobile devices. PalmSource and its partners now offer a wide variety of development tools, including Metrowerks CodeWarrior, the Eclipse environment, Borland's tool suite and the Microsoft NET compatible tools from AppForge.