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Do Architects Need Soft Skills?

At a certain stage of your technical career journey you usually reach a crossroad with two main options ahead. One leads to engaging more and more with team leadership and project management responsibilities. The other option is the path to the architect's role - and it is broadly regarded as the "pure" technical way forward. I've seen that IT professionals choosing the second path very often underestimate the fact that the Architect role differs a lot from all other technical implementation roles.

Experience level: 
Beginner

Ticket to Ride - Bus Fleet Operated and Managed with OSGi

This talk will explain how OSGi is used in a large bus fleet
system. Every bus has one or more on-board computers running an
embedded OSGi platform (Knopflerfish) performing services such as
ticketing, driver console, and passenger information. The system is
remotely managed by Makewave's Ubicore system, responsible for
provisioning new or updated services to the embedded OSGi
platforms. The talk will present an overview of the overall software
architecture, some of the challenges we faced and the benefits gained
by using OSGi.

Experience level: 
Beginner
Track: 

Eclipse Scout in a Nutshell

Eclipse Scout is an open source framwork to build business applications that is hosted at the Eclipse Foundation. This introductionary session is intended for participants that are not yet familiar with the framework. The goal of this talk is to provide an overview of Scout's current state, optimal use cases and limitations of the framework.

The talk covers the following aspects

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Open Java EE and Eclipse MicroProfile - A New Java Landscape

Java EE is currently going through its biggest change in a decade as it moves to an open foundation. If this works out well it will accelerate the platform's evolution towards microservices through the work started in the Eclipse MicroProfile a year ago. The MicroProfile initiative was formed to inject new pace and innovation into the enterprise Java landscape and is having the desired impact. This session will describe the technologies defined in MicroProfile, how we expect them to define the next version of Java EE, and how to take advantage of them with WebSphere.

Experience level: 
Beginner

OSGi to boost open innovation for smarter cities

Smart cities need open platforms and tools to help their local ecosystem to exploit available data from various sources such as IoT devices, legacy devices, social networks, mobile applications, etc. and build innovative applications improving the quality of life and security of their citizens.

OSGi, with its modular and service-oriented approach, is an excellent opportunity to boost open innovation for tomorrow's smart cities.

Experience level: 
Beginner
Track: 

Lesson learned from using Eclipse and EMF for building desktop & web Applications

As a company, we’ve been working on Eclipse Technologies for the past 10 years and we have built a lot of application on top of them.  We recently faced a big challenge by migrating one of our biggest application from Client-Server to a Web architecture.  We developed this app by adopting some EMF technologies (such as EMF Edit, Parsley, CDO, etc..) and some good practices like Inversion of Control (with Google Guice) and MVP pattern. And we were really surprised how easily we realized this porting, since we replaced both UI and persistence layers in a matter of a few days.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

Eclipse sensiNact: open platform for smarter cities - applications in European and Japanese cities

This presentation will give an overview about the Eclipse sensiNact platform and present how it has been used in development of smart city applications in several collaborative projects involving in particular European and Japanese cities, such as Santander, Genova, Grenoble, Fujisawa, Mitaka and Tsukuba. Particular focus will be given to outcomes from two ongoing projects: BigClouT (http://bigclout.eu) and FESTIVAL (http://www.festival-project.eu/).

 

Experience level: 
Beginner
Track: 

Advanced Oomph Setup Authoring

Creating good Oomph Setups is not trivial, but from the existing setups in Oomph's default catalogue users can learn much about some advanced features of Oomph. In this session I will show several examples from available Oomph setups that can be used for the definition of own setups. Attendees will learn about multi-project setups, collecting useful workspace preferences, dynamic working sets, launching initial builds after project import, managing modular target platforms and other useful stuff.

Experience level: 
Intermediate

DSL Editors Support in Eclipse RAP

This talk is a feedback on the use of the Eclipse Remote Application Platform (RAP) for the development of web applications and workbenches. We will present the work we have carried out so far, in particular the initial contribution of the styled text widget, the integration of Domain-Specific Language (DSL) editors with Dirigible Web IDE, and the integration with other frameworks such as EMF, Xtext, Diff/Merge, and Phaser. Finally we will give our feedback on the advantages and the limitations that we met.

Experience level: 
Beginner

A Team Contributing Full-time to Open Source Projects - A Primer on Making It Happen in Your Company

Yes, you know this happens in quite a few cases. Like in companies that open source and contribute a significant part of what they create for their own needs - think Google, Facebook, PayPal and the like. Like in companies with a primary focus on an open source product as Mozilla for example. Like in companies that make heavy use of a specific open source platform or tool - and decide to give back through contributing to its development. Or like in working on academic projects funded by public money where the outcome is open sourced. But...

Experience level: 
Intermediate

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