Top 5: Andrew Eisenberg

Tue, 2014-01-28 11:02

Andrew Eisenberg
Tasktop Technologies

  1. At the Mountains of Madness with Bling3D - Jon Mietling, Tony McCrary [l33t labs]
    Years ago, SWT revolutionized Java UI building by mixing native and non-native widgets in a single UI. I'm excited to see continuing innovation with SWT. This talk will introduce Twilight SWT, which uses the GPU to create truly spectacular effects using only Java and SWT. I'm looking forward to seeing what l33t labs has been able to do with this technology.
  2. Browser IDEs and why you don't like them - Ken Walker [IBM Canada]
    There has been an explosion of browser and cloud-based IDEs over the last few years. And I've heard the common wisdom that in 10 years everyone will be using them, yet few seem to like them right now. What are these IDEs missing that make people not want to use them? And is the common wisdom wrong about this? What needs to change? I am hoping that this talk will answer some of these questions for me.
  3. Let's make some 0xCAFEBABE! - Marc R. Hoffmann [mtrail GmbH]
    Even though I have spent the better part of the last 15 years programming with Java, I am embarrassed to say that I have never really learned about Java Byte code. This will be a highly technical talk, but I think understanding how byte code is processed is essential knowledge for anyone who really wants to consider themselves an expert in Java.
  4. Advanced tests in Tycho - Tonny Madsen [Bording Data]
    There are many aspects of producing RCP apps and Eclipse plugins that I have always thought were untestable. but yet were hard to get right. For example, I have spent literally weeks manually testing update sites and distributions to make sure that they can be installed into various versions of Eclipse on various platforms. This talk claims that update sites, icons, resources, and source bundles are all testable. Learning how to automate this will make my day job much more enjoyable.
  5. Modern web application workflow - Stephane Begaudeau [Obeo]
    When I first moved from Java development to JavaScript, I was overwhelmed by the choice of development tools available. In the Java world, the way to develop any large-sized application is fairly well understood and all the tools are mature. But, I have not found this to be the case with JavaScript, there are many tools available that do the same or similar things and best practices are only now starting to be agreed upon. This talk should be able to give me a firm foundation on how to set up modern web-app projects.