Tuning the Eclipse Way using Rational Team Concert

Erich Gamma (IBM), Jean-Michel Lemieux (IBM)

Eclipse Ecosystem - Emerging Technology · Long - gold sponsor
Tuesday, 11:10, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom D

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At EclipseCon 2005 we talked about the Eclipse Way and development processes that adapt. Since then we learned a lot from the agile community about development practices. In addition, we developed the Jazz Technology platform based on Eclipse. We shipped our first product on this technology, Rational Team Concert, that "tools" the Eclipse Way and easily adapts to any other development process. Like the Eclipse community, our development team is spread over many sites and several time zones. In fact, many of our developers working on Rational Team Concert are Eclipse committers. Therefore we paid particular attention to pain points like: tooling the planning process, removing the obstacles to build submissions, simplifying parallel development, simplifying work tracking, and improving transparency. For over two years we have been using Team Concert to build Team Concert. In this talk we reflect on our journey and shed light into how Team Concert helped us to improve our collaboration in a globally distributed team, how we tuned the Eclipse Way, and how we tuned Team Concert to suite our development needs.
Erich Gamma is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software's Zurich lab. He is the overall technical lead of Rational Team Concert. He was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment and was a founding member of the Project Management Committee for the Eclipse project. Erich is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for its classical book, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has collaborated with Kent Beck on developing JUnit, the de facto standard testing tool for Java software, and on writing the book contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-ins.

Jean-Michel Lemieux is the co-author of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform book published by Addison-Wesley (http://wiki.eclipse.org/RCP_Book). He's been a lead architect and developer on the Jazz project (jazz.net) since 2005 which has allowed him to put his RCP experience to work on a large scale client-server application. On Jazz, he is the SCM component lead and member of the PMC. Jean-Michel has been a committer on the Eclipse Team and CVS components since their inception.

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