Pimp my Editor - Taking Eclipse to the Film Industry

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Extended [55 minutes]

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This talk will present the story of Story Touch (http://storytouch.com), a novel scriptwriting software developed for brazilian based O2 Filmes, South America's largest movie producer.

The development process took over 3 years using agile methodologies. The first version was released after just 2 weeks of the beginning of the project evolving to a full featured solution ready to compete with the Industry's standard solution.

We will show how we helped our client shape his ideas into an unprecedented tool that gives the power of dramaturgy analysis to script writers.

We will share our difficulties and show how we used RCP technologies like StyledText, dynamic ContributionItems and P2 to build a complete desktop solution with an awesome WYSIWYG text editor, with features like pages, zoom, printing, line counting (with soft-wrap), variable margins and all the standard stuff you expect. We will also release this text editor as an open source plugin to give back to this wonderful community.

The attendants will better understand how to use the full potential of RCP to explore new industries and provide them with professional solutions.

You will learn from our mistakes and understand how to best use features like auto-updates and bug reporting to keep your customers satisfied. We will share our knowledge of applying agile practices like TDD, automated functional tests, continuous integration and continuous deployment.

Story Touch is an RCP application which is updated to the customer base nightly, it has had over a thousand versions built in its lifetime.

One month after it's recent launch it reached a thousand customers.