EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California

Adopting WTP in Your Products

Jess Garms (BEA Systems), David Williams (IBM Rational Software), Naci Dai (Eteration), Kaloyan Raev (SAP), Bill Roth (BEA)

· Panel

Tuesday, 16:30, 50 minutes | Theater


David Williams

Naci Dai

Kaloyan Raev

Bill Roth

WTP has matured to the point where multiple companies and organizations have adopted it for use in commercial and open source projects. This panel would explore their results - good and bad - and help provide insight into what is required both technically and in terms of the process. While we would hope for good audience participation to drive the discussion, "canned" questions could include topics such as: Why did your company/project elect to build on WTP? What are your processes for taking WTP loads? How do you manage product development against the Eclipse release cycle? What parts of the WTP framework do you (not) leverage in your products and why? What should WTP do to improve or extend its APIs for your products? How will EE 5 changes affect your (or others) adoption? Format: I would expect to have a 4 or 5 member panel and a separate host. I would anticipate representation from IBM, BEA, and several other current adopters of WTP. (If interest in this panel exists, I will flesh out the participant list.)

Jess Garms is the Eclipse development lead at BEA Systems. Prior to that, he worked on BEA's Java IDE, WebLogic Workshop. Additionally, he has worked extensively with cryptography, and co-authored "Professional Java Security", published by Wrox Press.

David ("Mr. Callisto") Williams serves on the WTP PMC and the EMO Architecture Group. David is a team-lead at IBM’s RTP Lab, for the IBM Rational Software Division, with a special fondness for parsing and editing. Roughly a third of his career has been with software development (Java and Smalltalk), a third with customer consultation services, and a third with IBM's Usability Labs.

Naci Dai is the Chief Scientist and founder of eteration, a.s. He has been an active contributor to open source, he created the ObjectWeb Lomboz project, and is a member of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project PMC as the project lead for the JST project. He is a member of the faculty at Sabanci University where he teaches object technologies and distributed computing. He has received his Ph.D. from Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. Prior to his current jobs, he was with BEA Systems Inc. and The Object People as a director with their professional services organizations.

Kaloyan Raev is a software engineer at SAP. He works in the SAP NetWeaver Platform department. After several years working on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server, he now takes new challenges in synchronizing the Java EE toolset development of the SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio with the Eclipse WTP project.

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