The B3 build platform - The PDE-Build successor

Ed Merks, Henrik Lindberg (Cloudsmith Inc. ), Oisin Hurley, Thomas Hallgren (Cloudsmith Inc. )

IDEs · Symposia
Tuesday, 14:00, 4 hours | Seminarräume 2-4


This symposium presents the b3 project proposal, a project intended to develop a new generation of Eclipse technology to simplify software build and assembly. The work of the project will be a complement and potential successor to the PDE Build component. The project proposes three key objectives: - Making build processes simpler, repeatable, reproducible and adaptable - Bridging discontinuities between building and provisioning software - Aligning potentially overlapping Eclipse build technologies. Join this symposium to discuss key requirements and become part of the project if you are interested in this domain. We will present some initial ideas, concerns and approaches to start off the discussion.

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project as well as the top-level Eclipse Modeling project. He is a coauthor of the authoritative book "EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework" which is published as a second expanded edition. He is an elected member of the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and has been recognized by the Eclipse Community Awards as Top Ambassador, Top Committer, and Top Newcomer Evangelist. He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University. He recently founded his own consulting company, Macro Modeling, which works in partnership with itemis AG.

Henrik is a founder and CTO of Cloudsmith Inc., an Eclipse strategic member and EclipseCon Gold Sponsor. Henrik has over 20 years of experience architecting and developing innovative infrastructure and application software and tooling. Past positions include leadership of BEA's Java Run-Time Group (JRockit) and CTO and/or technical founder of several publicly and privately held software companies. Henrik leads the Eclipse Buckminster and Spaces projects and is a committer on Eclipse p2, and EPP.

Oisin Hurley is an Open Source Tools Architect at Progress Software. He\'s the PMC lead for the Eclipse SOA Tools toplevel project, a committer on Eclipse JAXWS Tools, Eclipse Orbit and Eclipse SCA Tools. As a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, he mentors the BPMN Modeler, Faceted Project and Spaces projects. Oisín has also been chosen as the Program Chair for EclipseCon 2010. Keen to land an indoor job with no heavy lifting, Oisin started out on the road to software development in the early 1980\'s, when his first task was to write a computer program to sort change for a maths teacher. His software skills quickly outgrew such fripperies, but when the lustre wore off the vision of becoming a multimillionaire games developer, he went to TCD to get a Computer Science degree. After a couple of years of post-graduate doldrums, he was offered a job at the freshly-minted IONA Technologies. Delighted to have achieved his job goal, he enthusiastically accepted and has been there since 1993. He now works for Progress Software, a change that he managed to achieve without even leaving his desk. Oisin has been a C++ developer; a coach and trainer; a Java developer; a Perl developer; a Swing developer; a C# developer; an Eclipse developer. He has been on the Advisory Council of the World Wide Web Consortium, developed standards at the Object Management Group consortium, the Open SOA Consortium and in the Java Community Process. He has helped to architect and deploy small- to mid-scale distributed systems using CORBA, J2EE and Web Services technologies. He has released rather a lot of software products for platforms from big iron to Blackberries. At the moment, he runs the SOA Tools Platform project, a top-level project at the Eclipse foundation. His current interests are domain specific languages for enterprise software development and Open Source software. It turned out that there was a lot more heavy lifting than he expected.

Thomas is a project lead for the Eclipse Buckminster project where he has architectural and development responsibility for large parts of the framework. He is also a committer on the new PDE incubator project for b3 and has made significant contributions to the p2 project.
Thomas has more then twenty years of software development experience, and has been on the leading edge of many technical trends in OOAD, componentization and SOA, enterprise application architecture and run-time and development infrastructure technologies.
His current "day job" is a co-founder and chief architect at Cloudsmith Inc., an Eclipse consortium member.

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