Eclipse 4.0

Steve Northover (IBM), Jeff McAffer (Code 9), Jochen Krause (Innoopract), Mike ("McQ") Wilson (IBM Canada)

Eclipse As A Platform · Long Talk

Wednesday, 10:10, 50 minutes | Grand Ballroom GHAB | Download in iCal Format


Jeff McAffer

Jochen Krause

Mike ("McQ") Wilson

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Eclipse has a history of moving with, if not setting, the trends. For example, the Eclipse 3.0 shift from being an IDE platform to being a Rich Client Platform propelled Eclipse into whole new categories of scenarios and domains. Looking forward we see the application landscape changing to one that includes web technologies, new user interface metaphors, ubiquitous multi-processors, distributed infrastructure and a new level of seamlessness users have yet to experience. You can already see the trends taking shape both inside and outside Eclipse. In this talk we outline some of the challenges and opportunities ahead, present some thoughts on how these shifts can be used to extend the reach of Eclipse and talk about how you can get involved.

Steve Northover is the father of SWT (The Standard Widget Toolkit). His interests include programming languages, API design, operating systems, user intefaces and code optimization.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit teams and is the founder of Code 9. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). Jeff is also a member of the Eclipse Project PMC, the Tools Project PMC, the Eclipse Architecture Council and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from designing, developing and building bundles to deploying, installing and ultimately running them. Previous lives include being a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

Jochen Krause has been involved with Eclipse since 2002 and represents Innoopract on the Eclipse Board of Directors. He is the project lead for the Eclipse RAP project. At Innoopract, a recognized specialist in Eclipse distribution and web application development, he is responsible for strategy and product development. He has driven the adoption of Eclipse as the foundation of all of Innoopracts product offerings. By supporting Fortune 500 companies engaging with Eclipse technology he gained a broad understanding of the requirements and needs of the Eclipse enterprise market.

McQ is an Eclipse Project PMC member, representing the Platform and Incubator projects. He is also the Eclipse Project Platform UI team lead and has in the past lead the Resources, Team and SWT teams. He is a member of the Eclipse Architecture Council, and one of the original founders of Eclipse. His technical interests are programming languages, UI design, and web development. He also plays the cello, and is a fan of MMORPGs.

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