The Eclipse IDE already has a history as a proving ground for evolutionary developments, such as the JDT's incremental compiler, Mylyn's task management system and Buckminster's workspace population mechanism.
In the pursuit of better ways to develop software, next-generation tool chains have become a supporting pilar of the Agile movement. As an exponent of the Agile approach, tools are continuously increasing development velocity through both the automation of developer's chores, as well as the acceleration of early defect detection.
Those familiar with Agile techniques already understand the role of physical artefacts in the process, such as story index cards and the 'wall'. Wouldn't it be great if those tangible tools would be able to participate in the software development process directly, without a 'little' human assistance?
During this short talk, an RFID-enabled Eclipse IDE will be demonstrated by going through the motions of a SCRUM process. RFID is the technology behind 'the internet of things', providing the means to keep aspects of the physical world in sync with its virtual counterpart.
This session is part of the curated collection of short talks titled
"Web-centric New Technology"