Living Architectures - Experiences with Eclipse and the Jazz Initiative
John Wiegand (IBM )
Making With Eclipse · Sponsored
Tuesday, 13:30, 25 minutes | Alameda
This talk looks at our evolving understanding of architecture. We will start with experiences had during development of the Eclipse platform, and then transition to insights gleaned while developing Jazz products. The Jazz initiative has inspired the formulation of a simple set of architectural requirements, enumerating characteristics we have found important in the construction of componentized systems. We'll discuss these general purpose requirements, showing how they are realized in the Jazz architecture.
John Wiegand is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational's Beaverton (Oregon) lab and Rational Chief Architect. John is responsible for defining the architectural and implementation aspects of Jazz as a platform for use in products across the software lifecycle. Prior to John's current assignment, he was the technical lead for the Jazz project. John was the principal architect for the Eclipse Platform infrastructure and played a central role in the development of VisualAge for Java and Eclipse. John is a former member of the Eclipse Foundation Board, and played a key leadership role in establishing Eclipse as a successful open source project. John strives to enable teams to deliver high quality products on-time - pioneering, with Erich Gamma and others, an approach to software development called "The Eclipse Way".