Other Cool Stuff

Mon, 2014-04-28 13:19

GeoGit and Mobile Map Tools

This workshop is multi-part, showcasing some innovative technology from the LocationTech working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation.

Versioning spatial data with GeoGit
by Victor Olaya, Boundless

This focuses on the GeoGit ecosystem, including the core GeoGit library, additional libraries for accessing its functionality, and GeoGit clients. It will have a practical approach and show how typical data management workflows can be performed using GeoGit and GeoGit-based software.

Mon, 2014-04-14 17:28

Introducing HIP, the Human Interaction Protocol

Introducing HIP, the Human Interaction Protocol
An API and framework to coworkers, managers and that idiot down the hall

Humans have wonderfully weird interfaces. Ranging from elegantly simple to brutish and infuriating. It is an interface that we use every day. It is so prevalent that, regrettably, we tend to forget it is there. For all our love of tinkering with systems, developers seem to have no interest whatsoever in hacking this particular API.

Fri, 2014-04-11 11:02

OSLC and Lyo, Linked Open Data, XMP Photo Meta data, what do they have in common?

Every day we all produce huge amount of data. This applies to industrial companies, international organisations, research centres, and governments. It is more and more difficult to understand our data. Understanding the relationship between the data helps to visualize, to analyse or to organize data coming from heterogeneous sources.

Mon, 2014-04-07 05:02

Re-using open source libraries for scientific research

Who likes to re-invent the wheel all over again? Rather nobody. But why do we re-implement functionality that is already available in the open source universe? Re-using respectively re-combining libraries let's you solve problems much faster. Within this talk I'd like to give some advices how to include existing libraries in an own Rich Client/Application Platform project. First of all, beside the Eclipse Foundation itself the following sites are a good source of open source libraries:

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:30

Infinitely Scalable, Time-Deterministic Java Services.

When people talk about scalability, or a system being able to scale, they’re usually referring to how much it will cost to have the system support a certain number of users. A system being infinitely scalable when this cost is linear with the number of users. If we consider this cost being somewhat related to the processing power required, it is clear that any algorithm with an asymptotic behavior greater than O(n) seriously threaten the scalability of the whole system.

Fri, 2014-03-28 05:52

EMF.Edit: An Adapters Story

So you need to build a Java application for desktop, mobile or web? Did you already know that EMF could be helpful in many ways? It handles the burden of writing the data classes (entities) and provides RESTful serialization of this data? Yeah, that is perfectly correct. Now the remaining questions are: how does it help you with changing, or editing, your data? What is the point behind the so-called EMF.Edit framework?

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