"I think there is a world market of maybe 5 computers" - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943. Today
computers are ruling the world. Whoever opted out of open source
projects, wait for the 24th of June, 2009.
Next up in my series of projects new to the release train is PDT. PDT isn’t really a new project but this is the first time it has joined the release train. They have also created a new PHP package that is currently the second most popular RC4 package...
The Eclipse Foundation wants to hear what you think of the Eclipse
projects that are being released as part of Galileo. We will give you a
Friend of Eclipse membership
or an Eclipse shirt for writing a review. One lucky winner will...
This year we have 10 new projects joining the Galileo
release train. I thought it might be interesting to highlight some of
these new projects in a quick Q&A with the project leaders.
The first project is XText, a project in the Eclipse Modeling...
This problem is a little tricky if your custom editor is
extending the WST editor. By default, the WST editor popup menu doesn’t contain the toggle
breakpoint option as compared to the Java Editor. You can compare the popup menus shown by these two editors...
Today we held the big review call for projects included in the Galileo
release. One of the interesting things that came out in the call is
that the number of project reviews appears at odds with the number of
projects listed in the Projects section on the...
With the Galileo Release coming up, you might find yourself having a
hard time updating to the latest milestones AND keeping your favorite
Did you know that you can migrate your additional plug-ins from one
Eclipse install to another one?...
With this article we are starting to write our RCP-Application which
uses Eclipse-Databinding. I’m not going into detail how you create an
RCP-Application (I simply use the PDE-Wizard) but assume that you are
familiar with this kind of thing.
Code reviews enhance software quality, so they should always be a part of our daily work. In the following article I will present an Eclipse integrated code review plug-in, developed at the Vienna University of Technology and presented at the EclipseCon 2009.
In 3.5 Eclipse-Databinding introduces a new API which should be used
in favor of the 3.4 EMFObservables-Factory because it provides many
features who couldn’t be provided by the old API (e.g. the new API
provides you with the possibility to observe nested...
I’m happy to announce that EMF-2.5 will come along with support for
the brand new Eclipse-Databinding API coming with Eclipse-Galileo. A
big kudos goes to Matthew Hall who reviewed my patches and helped me
shapeing the support and it’s documentation (more...
My JavaOne encounter
has caused me to think a lot lately about developing community around
open source projects. Here’s a good rule of thumb if you want to
develop a community around you’re open source project: don’t call your
potential future users...
JavaOne 2009 is winding down. This year the conference had a more
somber feel. It was really hard to pick up any energy about a new
trend or technology. The main question on people’s mind was ‘What is
Oracle going to do?’.