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EclipseCon 2009 Day1-Day2 Round up

Posted by sureshkrishna on March 25, 2009

EclipseCon is one of the cool conferences that i want to attend every year. Even if you don’t use all the technologies and projects, this is a good time for you to get to know what’s happening in the community and see some cool demos and case studies. I attended first 2 days and gave my talk on “JSON Viewer and XPath Workbook” on Tuesday afternoon.

My long time friend Annalmalai gave a talk on the “India and Eclipse Eco System“. India has a great potential for any Eclipse based product vendors. Annamalai highlited some of the industries that use Eclipse and the technology usage (RCP, EMF, GEF and GMF) aspects. ANCIT Consulting is doing a lot of training and actively conducting DemoCamps all over India. For any one, who would want to get into Indian market and dont know where to start, i guess ANCIT Consulting will be the right point of contact.

Oracle released the Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g (OEPE)  with many cool features. This has a rich set of features and enhancements in Oracle WebLogic Server plugins and Eclipse based Database dev tooling.

Got a demo from Wayne Parrott and Jens Eckles from Genuitec on the FireFly Mobile Web Developer Kit Project. The cool thing is that the demo uses an iPhone simulation for the developers. I am waiting for the development kit to come out and play with.

Last but not the least, the tutorial by Kai and Benjamin was a very realistic and solution oriented presentation. They both talked about the finer aspects of the RCP development and the Mp3 manager is a nice application to start with and play around. I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling to convince your bosses about RCP to see this presentation.

Waiting for the Galileo release

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My EclipseCon 2009 submissions

Posted by sureshkrishna on December 17, 2008

Today i received one “acceptance” and one “declined” message from the EclipseCon 2009 selection committee. My short talk has been accepted and the tutorial has been declined. I was just hoping that if my tutorial got accepted, i would have definitely attended EclipseCon 2009. With this year’s economy and the way companies are responding to the future training needs, my chances of attending the EclipseCon 2009 have touched ground.

I will definitely have a peek into the EclipseCon 2009 presentations. If i can’t attend, i can at least view the content.

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EclipseCon 2008 – I loved it.

Posted by sureshkrishna on March 21, 2008

EclipseCon needs no introduction. Its been happening from past 4 years and each year it has a lot of interesting news and updates. I was very excited to meet my ex-colleagues from Germany. Its been refreshing for me to talk to these guys [Peter Kirschner (Robert Bosch, Germany), Stephan Eberle (Geensys, France), Frank Gerhardt (Gerhardt Informatics, Germany)] after a long time. I got to meet Jens Eckles from Pulse, looks like they released a new version, i need to check it out. Its one of good products i like for eclipse users. After a long time i got to meet Ralph Mueller from Eclipse foundation and also Ed Merks from EMF project.

This time there are very good sessions about the OSGi, Equinox, RAP, Mylyn, EclipseLink and Jazz. I am personally very impressed with Jazz. I attended the Jazz workshop and looked like a perfect fit for many of the sw engineering problems. I immediately registered and would want to try this out in the next few months. When i was working with Robert Bosch, we were trying to solve similar problems Jazz is trying to solve.

(I heard that GM and Ford are doing some nice and cool things with Eclipse. Hummmm…. i think i am missing this action.)

I had great time presenting my sessions and the audience response was great.

I had lot of fun all these 4 days. From tomorrow the reality comes,  need to go to Office 🙂

Anyway, i had lot of great things to take back from EclipseCon 2008. Hoping to see all of you in the next year with some more great stuff.

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Getting ready for my short-talk at EclipseCon 2008

Posted by sureshkrishna on January 24, 2008

Happy New Year 2008 to everyone. This is my first blog in 2008. Last year ended with some sadness as i lost my backpack containing laptop, camera and some other important belongings in New York airport. I could not trace it till date and i my hopes have been diminishing. It took a little while for me to get a new laptop, prepare it for the daily routine.

Past 1.5 year i have been concentrating on tweaking, customizing and writing plugins for the Web 2.0 frameworks. I was quite successful in providing a good IDE to the IT developers with a good set of code generation features. Thanks to WTP, EMF, Eclipse DnD and in the end Eclipse Platform. In the meantime, i have also encountered with the basic question of “Can Eclipse UI be similar to other widget frameworks out there in Web 2.0 space ?“. I was haunted with this question all the time and probably in Oct 2007, i was ready for an answer. While its not possible to expect a very similar UI in eclipse as in GWT, Dojo, Rico, Zimbra, Flash, etc… , it’s definitely possible to get some-what-close look as in Web 2.0 kind of applications.

I am sharing all my experiences to make an eclipse application to give a look of Web 2.0 application. I thank SWT, JFace  and Nebula to provide such versatile framework. I hope this short-talk would help many of us to have some dangling ideas about how to achieve a “Web 2.0 style widgets and look”.

I am very excited to see you all at eclipse and share my experiences. I would love to see and chat with my previous colleagues Stephan Eberle, Frank Gerhardt, Elias Volanakis and many others.

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