- A journey of getting HTML to work inside Eclipse - Kris De Volder [Pivotal], Martin Lippert [Pivotal]
Though SWT represents the defacto way of writing UIs in Eclipse, I believe that the future of the Eclipse IDE needs to include HTML as a main way to author plugins. As such I'm looking forward to hear from people that have successfully used HTML, JS, CSS in Eclipse and learn from their successes and failures.
- API Deisng in Java 8 - John Arthorne [IBM Canada]
Java 8 brings a lot of new language features and John knows a lot about API design. Bottom line, if you are designing an API, don't miss an opportunity to hear from a great speaker on a hot topic.
- UI performance monitoring - Terry Parker
Whether you are writing a plug-in for Eclipse or an RCP application, UI responsiveness is a big part of how the application is perceived. In Luna, Google contributed a low level mechanism that allows to detect UI freezes, and I'm curious to know how they have been collecting and mining this information to improve Eclipse.
- CDT and Parallella: Multicore debugging for the masses - Marc Khouzam [Ericsson], Andreas Olofsson [Adapteva]
Multicore is everywhere, yet support to debug applications leveraging those is still in its infancy. Though currently only applicable to C/C++, the features proposed by the multi-core support of CDT show an interesting solution, and I'm hoping it will inspire other languages to add similar support.
- Hitchiker guide to Eclipse presentation frameworks galaxy - Goulwen Le Fur [Obeo]
Over the recent years, Eclipse has seen the creation of a plethora of presentation frameworks, and picking one is just not a simple task. For this reason, a comparison of all the contenders with their strengths and weaknesses is definitely welcome.