Using and Extending Eclipse Data Tools (DTP)

Linda Chan (Actuate Corporation), Brian Fitzpatrick (Sybase), Brian Payton (IBM)

Frameworks - Data Tooling · Tutorial - 4 hours zip files
Monday, 08:00, 4 hours | Great America Meeting Room 2


The Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP) project provides a number of key exemplary end-user tools for working with data sources (databases or other sources). Whether your task is working primarily on a data source or to build data-centric applications with Eclipse, DTP can help. We'll start with an overview of DTP and the tools available from an user perspective:

Next, we will focus on how adopters can extend and enable DTP to support a new type of data source.

Finally, we'll discuss how DTP is leveraged in other Eclipse projects, such as BIRT and WTP. We will also go over some examples on how to integrate DTP functionalities in a data-centric application.

After completing this tutorial, you’ll be poised to make DTP a valuable part of your data tooling platform!

Presentation slides are posted in the "Download file of related material" link below.

Linda Chan is a Principal Engineer at Actuate Corporation. She serves on the Eclipse DTP Project Management Committee, as well as the Eclipse Architecture Council. She leads the Open Data Access (ODA) component in DTP, and the Data Access component in Eclipse BIRT project. Linda has been one of the chief architects and contributors to Actuate Corporation’s products since 1997. Prior to joining Actuate, Linda performed management and systems architect roles in the development of large scale IT applications, with over twenty years of leadership experience.

Brian Fitzpatrick (aka "Fitz") is a software engineer with Sybase, Inc., who has contributed to the Data Tools Project (DTP) since its inception. Brian's focus has mainly been on Eclipse tooling development for Sybase and he hopes to continue helping out with DTP and elsewhere in Eclipse for the forseeable future. Currently he serves on the DTP PMC as the PMC Chair, as well as as the Team Lead for both the Connectivity and Enablement sub-projects within DTP.

Brian Payton is a software developer in IBM Information Management and has been developing database tooling throughout his 25 years at IBM. He is a member of the Project Management Council of the Eclipse Data Tools Plaform (DTP) project and co-leads the DTP SQL Development Tools project. Mr. Payton has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and works at IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory.

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