The Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP) project delivered its 1.5 release with Europa. With this release,
DTP further solidified the foundation for data tooling introduced in DTP 1.0, and delivered substantial
new features in all areas. The first section of this talk will briefly cover DTP history and the features of
the 1.5 release, including a quick demonstration highlighting new 1.5 components. We will then
explore a key focus area for the next major DTP release: integration with Eclipse language
development environments. By starting with integration points between DTP and JDT, we will derive a
number of key use cases that are applicable to many language environments. Next, we will consider
integration with CDT and the languages supported by the Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK). We
will see that DTP has much to offer these language environments, and users will benefit greatly as a
result. Finally, a demonstration of prototype work in this area will serve as a departure point for
discussion with the audience.
John has been developing enterprise software for twelve years, and has been with Sybase for the past seven. His academic
background includes a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii. He has worked on enterprise application integration
technologies, web services tooling, distributed systems, machine learning and service-oriented platforms. A developer on
Eclipse since version 1, John served on the Eclipse Consortium Executive Committee.