Eclipse and Agility
This BoF is for people who wish to adopt using some of the Agile and XP practices for developing eclipse based systems.
We'll be sharing things around:
Practices around going agile (Builds, CI, tests)
Roadblocks and how to tackle them
Experiences with agile teams
Agile Estimating and Planning Techniques and Tips.
Ketan Padegaonkar is a developer at ThoughtWorks
. At work, he's developing Twist, an eclipse based, next-generation collaborative functional testing platform for software teams. It provides a rich environment for authoring, executing, and maintaining tests.
He is the founder and developer of SWTBot
, an open-source functional testing tool for SWT, and Eclipse based applications in general. SWTBot is now hosted at Eclipse.org.
He loves open-source, technologies and follows up closely on Eclipse developments. He has been working on Eclipse technologies for 3 years now, and likes to evangalize Eclipse.
Ketan is currently in Bangalore, blogs at http://ketan.padegaonkar.name
and can be contacted at ketan at thoughtworks.com
David Carver has over 15 years of experience working with EDI and XML related technologies to help enable Business-to-Business data exchange in the Banking, Education, Retail, and Automotive Industries. Mr. Carver worked as a consultant for 7 years, where he helped design, and implement a wide variety of EDI and XML related projects using languages such as REXX, C, Visual Basic, XSLT, JAVA, COBOL, CICS, C++, XML Schemas, and XSLFO. He was involved in all aspects of the software design, specializing in business-to-business data exchanges and structures. He works as an XML Data Architect for the STAR Standards organization implementing OAGIS BODs for the Automotive Retail Industry.
David is currently a committer on the XSL Tools and Visual Editor for XML (VEX) incubating projects. He also was a google summer of code mentor for the XQuery Development Tools for Eclipse project.