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Eclipse Expands Conference Program for EclipseCon 2004
February 2-5, 2004, Anaheim, CA

Needham, MA, USA - November 19, 2003 - Eclipse announces the expansion of the conference program for EclipseCon 2004, which will feature the latest integrated software development technology for the Eclipse universal tools platform. For the first time, the entire Eclipse ecosystem, including Eclipse open source projects, the consortium of supporting member companies, and tool producers and consumers will join together to drive the momentum behind the open integrated tools movement at this technical conference. EclipseCon (http://www.eclipsecon.org) features interactive poster sessions, tutorials, exhibits and demos. In addition, the following four keynotes will lead the EclipseCon 2004 program schedule:

  • "The Eclipse.org Tipping Point" by Michael Tiemann, RedHat
  • "Eclipse: State of the Union" by Erich Gamma, Eclipse JDT lead and John Wiegand, Eclipse platform lead
  • "Eclipse as a Platform for AOSD Research and Development" by Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia
  • "From IDE to XDE to CDE" by Grady Booch, IBM Rational

"Since the first announcement of EclipseCon we have received excellent proposals from the community," said Erich Gamma, Eclipse JDT lead and Chair of the Program Committee. "This is evident in our latest additions to the program. EclipseCon attendees will learn in-depth about the Eclipse Platform and see the Eclipse community at work addressing a very diverse set of challenges. If I wasn't already going to be at EclipseCon, I'd definitely be registering for it now."

The conference week will kick off with a day of tutorials covering the following topics: Getting Started with Eclipse, J2ME and Eclipse, Programming with the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT), and Contributing to Eclipse: understanding and writing plug-ins.

The following themes are addressed throughout the technical program: Extending Eclipse, where attendees will learn about the Eclipse APIs; using Eclipse for general application development and the entire plug-in development cycle; Tools and Frameworks, including the Eclipse modeling framework; and Language Implementations including the C/C++ tools project on Eclipse and Eclipse for PHP developers.

Participants will hear about SWT in depth, Agile Development and Eclipse, open source development practices, developing Web applications with Eclipse, and learn about the technical challenges and achievements of a broad range of enterprise Eclipse products and projects. To provide beneficial interaction, collaboration, and learning amongst participants, the EclipseCon program committee has planned numerous Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, demos, poster sessions, plug-in sessions and exhibits. Ultimately, attendees will bring back valuable expertise to their organizations through increased understanding of the breadth and depth of the Eclipse community and Eclipse-based offerings.

The program schedule can be found at program.htm.

"Thousands of people and organizations around the world are using Eclipse to build software tools and applications. It's a phenomenal movement that should be seriously considered by anyone developing software systems, said Mike Taylor, CEO of Instantiations. "We're sending most of our development team to EclipseCon so they can explore new ways to maximize its impact on our company and customers."

"We are excited to see such a breadth of experience and knowledge being made available by so many high-profile speakers at EclipseCon", said Michael Bechauf, Vice President of NetWeaver Standards at SAP. "EclipseCon impressively demonstrates how the collaboration between the Open Source community, and application and technology solution providers continues to drive innovation in the Eclipse ecosystem."

Tremendous grassroots response to the power of the Eclipse platform drove the decision to launch EclipseCon. Since its inception in 2001, over 175 vendors and hundreds of open source projects have committed to Eclipse. The Eclipse website registers 10,000 Eclipse Platform download requests per day and has delivered over 90 terabytes of data since its inception. There are over 400 Eclipse related projects independently tracked and thousands of developers using or creating Eclipse based tools worldwide. EclipseCon has been formed to serve as the premier forum where the Eclipse community joins together.

EclipseCon 2004 is sponsored by IBM Rational Software, Hewlett Packard and SAP at the Gold level and by Advanced Systems Concepts, Catalyst Systems Corporation, ETRI, INNOOPRACT Informationssysteme GmbH, Intel Corporation, MKS, Inc., Scapa Technologies and SlickEdit Inc. at the Silver level. OSDN and Dr. Dobbs Journal are media sponsors. The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the event organizer.

To see the program schedule and to register for the event, visit http://www.eclipsecon.org.  For more information send email to info@eclipsecon.org


About Eclipse
Eclipse has established an open source ecosystem of tools providers and consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform for tools integration. The open source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java™ language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including HP-UX®, Solaris®, AIX®, Linux®, MAC OS X®, QNX® and Windows® based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at http://www.eclipse.org

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With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI, the key to successful IT. OMG's standards cover multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture, is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today.

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