Gives an in-depth introduction to the Dynamic Languages Toolkit Eclipse Technology Project. Targets people interested in creation and usage of tools for dynamically-typed languages.
Dynamic Languages Toolkit is a tool for vendors, researchers, and end-users who rely on dynamic languages. DLTK is comprised of a set of extensible frameworks designed to reduce the complexity of building full featured development environments for dynamic languages such as PHP and Perl. Besides a set of frameworks DLTK provides exemplary Tcl, Ruby, and Python Integrated Development Environments ready to use out of the box.
Dynamic Languages Toolkit team currently focuses on finishing the core language-independent model, improving code editing experience (including completion, indenting, formatting, and content assist), providing navigation (definitions/references search) and launching facilities (including interactive console implementation and full debugging support with common DBGp protocol). The project will release version 1.0 a week after the Europa release.
Andrey Tarantsov is a developer and project manager for xored software, Inc. He specializes in Eclipse-based technologies.
Andrey Platov is a Project Lead for the Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) project.