RCP and Eclipse prove to be a key part of the Strategy
for the creation of Standards
Martin Roberts, BT plc
Application of XML based markup languages for
implementing Eclipse Rich Client applications (RCML)
Aleksey Aristov, Weigle Wilczek GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Marco Litto, Mind8 GmbH
RCP Development Experience Sharing
Zhuo Zhang, Qiang Song, GaoZhong Liang, IBM China Software Development Lab
Marcus Harringer, MicroDoc GmbH
Eclipse RCP as a foundation for J2EE based application clients in an enterprise environment
Stefan Bohm, IT-Designers GmbH
Eclipse RCP: A Platform for Building Platforms
Wayne Beaton, Eclipse Foundation
Dr. Christian Wege
This is true not only for IT providers, but also for typical IT consumers (e.g. in the automotive industry). Eclipse provides a stable basis, so that application developers can concentrate on solving the business problems at hand instead of creating a technical framework. But there is still a lot missing to be a truly universal platform. Since Eclipse has its roots in the IDE area, the RCP lacks features which are needed in an enterprise context (e.g. integration with enterprise security systems, client/server communication support, etc.). Also, Eclipse is built for IT professionals. Typical application users often require other human-computer interaction concepts (like specific widgets or interaction schemes). Today, many application development projects create their own concepts and custom components to fill the gap.
This symposium aims at collecting experiences and requirements in this field. As a minimal goal it results in a wish list for further development of the RCP. But it might also identify redundant work, which could result in new projects (e.g. hosted by Eclipse Foundation), where companies share efforts to create components which support their day to day business needs.
See the symposia format page for a description of how this Symposium will be held.
Dr. Christian Wege is a software engineer at DaimlerChrysler. He works on enterprise application
architectures and Eclipse technologies and is an expert in agile methods.