e4 Project in Review

Kevin McGuire, Martin Oberhuber (Intel Corporation), Steve Northover (Oracle), Jochen Krause (Innoopract GmbH), Ben Galbraith

Eclipse Platform - e4 · Long - main stage View at EclipseLive
Tuesday, 13:30, 50 minutes | Theater


At last year's Eclipse Con we discussed the new e4 project, the future of Eclipse. Since then much has happened: the project has been created, groups have formed to tackle specific areas, working code and demos have been produced. We will outline the goals of the e4 project and provide a one stop status on progress made over the year. Finally, we will outline next steps in the evolution of e4.
Kevin has been a platform-UI committer for many years at IBM. His focus is on usability and UI architecture. Prior to that he was UI Design/Developmnent Lead for a large IBM product WebSphere Integration Developer. He was on the original Eclipse team, in charge of the Team/CVS component. He has shipped many IDEs over the years including VisualAge for Java/Smalltalk all the way back to the Envy days at OTI.

Martin is the leader of the DSDP - Target Management project, PMC member, Platform core and e4 committer, and currently chair of the Eclipse Architecture Council. Driven by his desire for constant improvement, he is involved in many areas around Eclipse. Martin holds an MS degree in Telematics from the University of Technology Graz/Austria, and has been working on Wind River IDEs in Salzburg, Austria since 1998.

Steve Northover is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, father of SWT and team lead for that component. His interests include programming languages, music, operating systems, optimization and user interfaces.

Jochen Krause co-leads the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) and Eclipse Runtime projects, and is a member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and Architecture Council. Jochen has had a leadership role in the Eclipse community since its inception in 2002, and today is focused on driving Eclipse to be an application platform for web and desktop. Jochen is a founder of EclipseSource and has been bringing Eclipse technology to enterprise customers, while guiding strategic technical contributions to Eclipse. EclipseSource staff are involved in many Eclipse projects such as Equinox, PDE, RAP, ECF, p2, Riena, Eclipse Packaging and g-Eclipse.

Ben Galbraith is the co-director of Developer Tools at Mozilla. Ben has long juggled interests in both business and tech, having written his first computer program at six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce at twelve. He has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide, produced several technical conferences, and co-authored over a half-dozen books. He has enjoyed a variety of business and technical roles throughout his career, including CEO, CIO, CTO, and Chief Software Architect roles in medical, publishing, media, manufacturing, advertising, and software industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and five children.

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