The Cure for Your Disconnected Toolset Headache

Ryan Brooks (The Boeing Company), Donald G. Dunne (The Boeing Company), Andrew Finkbeiner (The Boeing Company), Jeff Phillips (The Boeing Company)

Tools · Long Talk
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Tuesday, 10:10, 50 minutes | Room 207 | Download in iCal Format

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Ryan Brooks

Donald G. Dunne

Andrew Finkbeiner

Jeff Phillips

If you are a tool developer, project lead, or anyone who works with a sprawling toolset then this talk is for you. Many organizations loosely integrate tools using point-to-point data synchronization. This is costly to create, impedes the flow of information through the development lifecycle and is difficult to maintain. Applying a data-centric approach yields a more tightly integrated toolset.

The Eclipse workbench provides a common mechanism for the integration of applications at the user interface level and the Open System Engineering Environment (OSEE) builds upon this by providing a common mechanism for the integration of applications at the data level. At the core of OSEE is an application framework which provides a powerful persistence layer allowing applications to utilize a common data model that is accessible to the entire toolset.

This tightly integrated environment includes applications built on the OSEE Application Framework such as the Action Tracking System (ATS), a full featured change management system, and Define, a powerful requirements and document management solution. While these applications are already available in OSEE, new applications can be developed to share the same data model.

Ryan Brooks is the co-lead of the Open System Engineering Environment (OSEE) project. OSEE had its roots in Boeing's Longbow Apache helicopter program where he worked as an Embedded Software Engineer. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Auburn University. Previous conference presentations and papers include: "A Linux/Java Environment for Testing Real-time Avionics Software" – 2nd Boeing Software Conference, 2007; "Lean Engineering and the Open System Engineering Environment" – 1st Boeing Software Conference, 2006; "Lean Engineering and the Open System Engineering Environment" – JACMET Lean Symposium, 2005; "The Eclipse Platform and the Open System Engineering Environment" – 9th Boeing Technical Excellence Conference, 2005; "A Jini-enabled Active Badge System" - 38th Annual ACM Southeast Conference, 2000.

Don Dunne is the co-lead of the Open System Engineering Environment (OSEE) project and has spent the past 4 years architecting, developing and deploying eclipse plugins in its support. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science at University of Central Florida. He has over 15 years experience in Embedded Software Engineering with a focus on the development and deployment of tools to streamline the software engineering lifecycle. The past 2 years have included the development of the Action Tracking System (ATS) which is a tightly integrated change management tool built on the OSEE Application Framework. ATS enables tracking of all tasks throughout the lifecycle of development including hardware, software, tools, process and facilities with the ability to graphically configure different workflows for each. He is currently focused on gaining support for the continued and expanding collaboration of OSEE throughout the commercial, academic and defense sectors.

Andy Finkbeiner is a software engineer at Boeing working on the OSEE project. He is the Chief Architect of the OSEE Test Environment. He earned a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Previous conference presentations and papers include: "A Linux/Java Environment for Testing Real-time Avionics Software" – 2nd Boeing Software Conference, 2007; "Automated Testing and the Open System Engineering Environment" – 1st Boeing Software Conference, 2006

Jeff Phillips is a software engineer at Boeing working on the OSEE project. He worked as a key architect and developer in the creation of the OSEE Application Framework. His recent efforts included working on Define, an Eclipse open source requirements management solution. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

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