JavaScript at Eclipse

Session Type: 
Standard [25 minutes]

Schedule info

Room: 
Theater

Maligned in its infancy JavaScript has grown with the web to emerge as an important language for the professional developer. JavaScript is not an easy language to tool and despite an increased will to improve the situation the efforts at Eclipse so far haven't produced anything of similar caliber to JDT. What might be needed is a different approach that leverages lessons learned from Smalltalk tooling.

This talk will demo and contrast the current capabilities of two projects (JSDT and Orion) and explain how we're sharing work and what we think it's going to take to move the state of the art forward.