EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California

(3607) Building Server-Side Eclipse based web applications [Part 1]

Jochen Hiller (Business Operation Systems), Gunnar Wagenknecht (Truition), Martin Lippert (akquinet agile GmbH), Simon Kaegi (IBM Canada)

· Short Tutorial

Monday, 13:30, 2 hours | Room 204


Gunnar Wagenknecht

Martin Lippert

Simon Kaegi

Server-Side Eclipse is the latest effort to use the Eclipse architecture and the OSGi platform to develop modular web applications. Two short tutorials will introduce the technology, concepts and tools to develop Eclipse based web applications. The tutorials are split in two parts:

These short tutorials are in general self-contained. For a complete overview it would make sense to attend both tutorials.


This tutorial targets developers and architects who want to develop a better understanding of what's required to build Eclipse-based web applications. They should be familiar with developing Eclipse RCP applications and standard JavaEE web applications.

Contents of tutorial

1.1 Introduction to Server-Side Eclipse

1.2 How to develop Server-Side Eclipse applications

1.3 How to deploy Server-Side Eclipse applications

1.4 Summary

Jochen Hiller is working as principle architect for Business Operation Systems, Germany. He has been using Object technology since 1989, using C++, Smalltalk and Java. He is using Eclipse from the beginning, including plugin and RCP development. Jochen has been the architect for the component architecture of a commercial collaboration development platform. This platform will just be migrated to server side Eclipse technologies, where he contributed code to server-side bridge. His interests are additionally embedded Java technologies and massively scalable architectures. He can be reached at jo.hiller(at)googlemail(dot)com.

Gunnar Wagenknecht is a software architect at Truition focusing on OSGi/Equinox based server and application platforms. He is an Eclipse friend since 2001, started Planet Eclipse and is a committer.

Martin is a consultant and coach at akquinet agile GmbH, a company located in Germany that is focused on agile software development. He received a master degree in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg and worked as intern as part of the AspectJ team at Xerox PARC back in '99. While he is helping teams to become more agile he also authored several articles on rich client and server-side development with Eclipse and Eclipse runtime technology for the german Eclipse magazine and investigated the combination of aspect and Eclipse technology. He is involved as a committer in the Equinox Incubator project.

Simon Kaegi works at the IBM Ottawa Lab as a developer looking at componentization and the run-time provisioning of enterprise software. A committer on the Eclipse Equinox project his current focus is on ensuring the framework can support the many use-cases for OSGi in server-side environments.

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