Spying into the Heart of Eclipse

Chris Aniszczyk (IBM)

Rich Client Platform · Short Talk

Thursday, 10:40, 10 minutes | Room 203/204 | Download in iCal Format

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Chris Aniszczyk

William Godwin once said, "The philosophy of the wisest man that ever existed, is mainly derived from the act of introspection."

What is introspection in Eclipse terms? Well, did you ever want to know where the code is for what you're looking at in Eclipse? For example, when looking at that shiny PDE Manifest Editor, did you ever wonder where the code is for it?

Well look no more, this talk will introduce the Plug-in Spy, a new feature in the 3.4 version of Eclipse.

We'll also discuss the topic of introspection in Eclipse. When we look to the future of Eclipse, introspection is something that needs to be designed into the platform and not an afterthought.

We'll end the talk with suggestions from the audience on how to improve the spy.

Chris Aniszczyk is an Eclipse committer at IBM Lotus who works on OSGi-related things. His primary focus these days is improving Eclipse's Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) and spreading the Eclipse love inside of IBM's Lotus organization. He is an open source enthusiast at heart, specializing in open source advocacy. He evangelizes about Eclipse in his blog, and he's honored to represent the Eclipse committers on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors. He's always available to discuss open source and Eclipse over a frosty beverage.

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