If you ever worked in a Scrum team you know how hard it is to find a proper tool to manage your work. Scrum is mostly just a concept and it depends on the team on how it is implemented in the daily work process. So most tools on the market just don't quite fit. The consequence often is: do it yourself! And so we did.
What better way than to implement the application with various Eclipse projects? Equinox, RCP, Virgo, SWT, EclipseLink, Riena and even Mylyn helped us build a nice application fit exactly for our needs. The resulting planning tool is called "Scrumbox".
Imagine the perfect world. Every piece of it is bright, shiny and meaningful. Every piece is at its place - that is harmony, isn’t it?
Now look at the real world. There are some bright pieces, for sure. It's not difficult to find them because they stand out in the sea of greyness and irrelevance to your own needs. You wish so much to be able to take exactly what you want and build your perfect world.
But you can't.
Because it's not easy to get these shiny blocks out of the grey. You should either take it all or leave it... Or?
Hundreds of thousands of downloads for RCP, RAP, Equinox, BIRT, and the other projects that make up EclipseRT, are proof that Eclipse is now an established runtime technology. In fact, at every EclipseCon the community presents even more exciting areas like Space Missions or Railroad Networks.
But, to harness this versatility you have to overcome a painful Achilles. That is, when you decide to compose a runtime that meets your specific needs, you also need to find your way through a jungle of websites, repositories and wikis - until now.
EclipseRT is an Eclipse top-level project supporting a large community move to drive Equinox-based technology across a broad range of computing environments and problem domains. Today, there are many projects listed under EclipseRT umbrella.
This tutorial will look at and use a great portion of them in order to build a nice EclipseRT stack suitable for developing cloud applications. A simple proof-of-concept example will be created as part of the hands-on exercises. At the end, an ad-hoc cloud will be created with all participants to demonstrate the cloud abilities of this stack.