Eclipse Silverlight Development Toolkit - SLDT

Yves YANG (Soyatec), Vijay Rajagopalan

Eclipse Ecosystem - Emerging Technology · Short - 20 minutes
Wednesday, 16:50, 20 minutes | Grand Ballroom B


Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtime for building, deploying and managing software across the life cycle.

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

By integrating the Microsoft Silverlight technology with the Eclipse platform, the project SLDT introduces the Silverlight Development Experience on RIA Application to all Web Developers; they should be running Windows, Linux or Mac OS.

This talk will give a complete update of the final release V1 with next release plan.


  1. What's Silverlight?
  2. Architecture
  3. Features
  4. Demo of interoperability between Silverlight and Java Web service in SOAP CXF and REST Service Framework

Intended audience

Web Application developers and Java developers who are interested in rich media experiences and RIAs for the web.

Yves YANG, Eclipse committer, has over 17 years of experience working with OO software development and mainly worked on Eclipse and ODBMS: GemStone, Matisse and Versant. He was the chief architect of first Eclipse UML plugin from 2002 to early 2006. He is also the project leader of the eclipse project: SLDT

In Soyatec, he has developed two new products: eBPMN designer and eFace. His activities focus on the EMF/UML/BPMN/BPDM modeling, GUI/XAML/VE development and China OutSourcing.

Vijay Rajagopalan is a Principal Architect in the Microsoft Interoperability team with the Platform & Interoperability Strategy division at Microsoft. His team is chartered to create & drive Interoperability Initiative across the company. His team collaborates with the Standards & Competitive Strategy teams at Microsoft on a number of projects – some recent interoperability efforts that were driven by his team include the Silverlight Tools for Eclipse, Cross Platform SDK for Azure Services Platform, OpenXML, Federated Identity & CardSpace. Vijay has about 16 years of experience in the enterprise space, has worked with customers and partners such as Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Intel, Fujitsu, Microfocus, Accenture among others; he has been at Microsoft for over 10 years, most of it in the enterprise space and spent 3 years as a Architect for Visual Studio Extensibility. His areas of interest are broadly in Software + Service, Formats & Protocol Interoperability, Federated Identity, data management, Domain Specific Languages, management of metadata and operational management but most of all in driving business value from technology investments.

This session is part of the curated collection of short talks titled
"Cool Things"

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