EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





Ubiquitous Eclipse: Equinox everywhere

Jeff McAffer (IBM), Thomas Watson (IBM)

· Long Talk

Wednesday, 13:30, 50 minutes | Great America Ballroom JK

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Thomas Watson

Equinox and OSGi are taking the world by storm. First they enabled dynamic, robust rich client applications. Then they moved into the embedded space with eRCP and Eclipse on devices. Now, 2007 is looking like the year of Eclipse on the server. Where will it all stop? How will it turn out? In this talk we review the current state of Equinox and OSGi and proceed to explore the bleeding edge of the technology, where it will be in Eclipse 3.3, where it is going after that and how will impact you.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Rational. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives included work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

Tom has 9 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer, and is currently working for IBM Lotus. Focus is on modularity and OSGi Framework design and development. He is the lead developer for the Equinox OSGi Framework implementation in Eclipse. He is a participant in the OSGi specification process. In particular, he has participated in specifying the modularity features of the OSGi R4 and R4.1 specification. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas El Paso.

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