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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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MacBook Air – My take on it.

Posted by sureshkrishna on January 27, 2008

MacBook Air is out in the market and as usual with a huge hype in the AIR. I am impressed by the ad in which take out the Air from a post cover. Thats awesome and it looks great as with any other MacBooks. Many of my techie freaks use Mac and they tell me that its a matter of “cool factor” and “feels great” during demos. I have been reading many of blogs and news about the MacBook Air and hope the following information helps you all.

Technical Specs :

  • Intel Duo Processor : 1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz  (optional)
  • RAM : 2 GB On Board
  • HardDisk : 80GB (4200 RPM)
  • Display : 13.3 inch
  • Connectivity : Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Peripherals : USB, Audio Out, Micro-DVI, Integrated Camera
  • Battery : 5 Hours

The important component that i would always look for is the price and it comes for a price of $1,799. For the folks who would want to get Mac just for the heck of it, its fine but for the general laptop buyers, its toooooooooo expensive. In the market where you would get a decent laptop for $500-$700, its too much to pay $1800 for a “world’s slimmest laptop”. Here is my take on the positive and negative aspects…

Its good to be :

  • World’s slimmest Laptop
  • Another Apple product that i would own
  • Great to carry it while you are on road
  • Excellent choice for frequent travellers

But, i would love to have :

  • Built in CD/DVD drive (though you can get one as USB interface)
  • Phone and Network (LAN) connectivity is needed
  • Built in RAM cripples me after few years

Of course, if you would love to have the sleek laptop, you need to compromise in some of the regular features. I am sure everything else is available as an USB add-in. But in the end, we as buyers need to decide if its “Value for Money” ?

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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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