Extreme Makeover Eclipse Edition

Session Type: 
Standard [25 minutes]

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Eclipse arrives "out of the box" with everything a developer needs to edit, compile, and test their next killer app. But in today’s highly competitive and complex software development environment, there is much more that needs to be added to the development process in a professional software shop. For example, how can you ensure your code is clean and correct, and that bugs are thoroughly squashed? How can you create a build process that is dependable and reproducible? How do you distribute properly built and versioned components to your colleagues?

In this session we’ll share the experiences of Research In Motion in "dressing up" Eclipse to make it the core of a professional development process. We’ll share our knowledge of Eclipse plug-ins, third-party tools and technologies that can take you from design concept to a rock solid product delivery. We’ll explore requirements, design, source control, bug tracking, artifact repositories, testing techniques, building, and more. Attendees will leave the session with an arsenal of tools and ideas for their own extreme Eclipse makeover.

Jon Dearden is a senior developer for Research in Motion working on Eclipse-based tooling for Java and Web. Jon has been a contributor to the Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java project, worked with the Pulsar team, and presented at Eclipse conferences. He was the grand prize winner of the e4 Mars Rover Challenge at EclipseCon 2010.