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JUG Munich: Eclipse 4.x Rendering

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Munich, Germany

On March 12 Eclipse E4 Contributor Kai Tödter will present Eclipse 4.x rendering concepts at the Munich JUG ( Join us for the Event!

"The mission of the e4 project is to build a next generation platform for pervasive, component-based applications and tools. See the about page as well as the original project proposal for more details.

The Eclipse platform was first targeted at building an extensible IDE component framework. It has since grown to include a Rich Client Platform, enabling whole new categories of scenarios and domains. As the software landscape changes, so must the Eclipse platform in order to remain relevant and vibrant. These trend lines point to web technologies, new user interface metaphors, and distributed infrastructure. Now is the time to rethink elements of the platform so that Eclipse may remain at the forefront of application development." ( )

The presentation will focus on the enhanced ways E4 offers to render the UI by decoupling the application model from the rendering engine. This allows us to render the same application e.g. in SWT, Swing or JavaFX.

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