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January 31, 2005

New: RCP Plenary on Wednesday March 2nd

RCP continues to be big news at Eclipse so we've added a new Invited Plenary by Jeff McAffer and Nick Edgar, both architects of the Platform and RCP, to give us an upate on the latest in RCP and to show us a few of their favorite examples of RCP in action.

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 06:52 AM

January 24, 2005

Select your tutorials! Early registration ends January 31st!

Tutorial seats are selling fast! With more than 50% capacity already booked, many will be sold out soon. Early registration ends on January 31st so be sure to register before Monday!

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 07:08 PM

Looking for a hotel room for EclipseCon?

The Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, CA is the official hotel of EclipseCon 2005. Staying at the Hyatt means you'll be in the best location to take advantage of program, the exhibits and the special events, and you'll be just minutes from the San Francisco airport. Book your special EclipseCon rate now!

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 07:07 PM

January 21, 2005

Check out the EclipseCon 2005 Program!

This year's program includes an expanded tutorial program, designed to focus on the key technologies in Eclipse such as the Rich Client Platform, SWT and the Plug-in Development Environment.

The Keynotes and Technical Sessions will tour the breadth and depth of the technology and the community, as well as including all the important updates from the Platform and Project teams. Designed for beginner through advanced participants, the sessions and tutorials focus on three theme areas - Using Eclipse Tools, Understanding Eclipse Projects and Experiences Using Eclipse. The Business Forum, designed for the business decision maker assessing the adoption of Eclipse, will give you an enterprise view on Eclipse. And, throughout the conference you'll be able to meet and interact with fellow members of the eclipse community - at BoFs, receptions, demos and other special events!

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 12:37 AM

The Business Forum

The Business Forum is designed for the business decision maker assessing the adoption of Eclipse within organizations. On Tuesday, March 1st, you can take part in a series of sessions, case studies and panels that investigate experiences, business implications and strategies for adopting Eclipse.

The Business Forum highlights include:

Don't miss this opportunity for an enterprise view on Eclipse!

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 12:01 AM

RCP at EclipseCon

Eclipse as a Rich Client Platform started in the realm of hackers. Then, with Eclipse 3.0, it became a fully-fledged, supported configuration of Eclipse. The use and features of the Eclipse RCP has expanded and Eclipse 3.1 promises still more capabilities. EclipseCon 2005 includes many opportunities for you to learn more about RCP as it is and as it will be. There are technical "how to" sessions on RCP for end-to-end scenarios (Orme 01.3) and deploying RCP apps (Burnette 06.2), talks from the edge on RCP in strange places (McAffer/Lemieux 03.1) and in embedded environments (Robbins 05.3) and a report on using RCP as a platform for managing spacecraft operations (Norris 11.3). Of course there are various other talks (e.g., Eclipse Communications Framework Lewis 09.1) that are not directly on RCP but may be of interest to the RCP community.

In addition to talks, there are two tutorials on RCP and several others that will interest RCP developers. Developing for the RCP (tutorial 26) and Developing RCP applications (tutorial 08) speak directly to the RCP facilities and special considerations needed when developing RCP-based products. Tutorial 24 (Creating, Packaging ,Testing and Deploying Features) is not specifically RCP-related but much of the success you will enjoy with RCP depends on your ability to carry out the tasks covered. Tutorials 02 (Workbench and JFace Foundation) and 05 (Introduction to SWT) offer background knowledge on Eclipse UI technology that no RCP development team would be complete without.

Throughout EclipseCon there are a number of less formal events from Technolgy Exchanges to Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on RCP and related technologies. Attendees are encouraged to look for these on the program and bulletin boards in the conference center.

Jeff McAffer, Nick Edgar and the RCP Team

Posted by EclipseCon Team at 12:00 AM

January 04, 2005

Discuss the Conference in the Newsgroup

We have created a newsgroup hosted on for announcements and community discussion of EclipseCon 2005. Stop by to offer opinions on the EclipseCon events you plan to attending, to ask questions about EclipseCon, to suggest topics for BOFs, and whatever else you'd like to add to the conversation.

Posted by Staff at 12:04 PM