Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Eclipse Day Montreal 2014, call for presentation

The summer is fast approaching, and Eclipse is getting ready for another release.
To celebrate this release and to learn what is happening beyound the IDE, Ericsson and Rapicorp are teaming up to organize the Eclipse Day Montreal on June 10th.

At this point, the agenda has not been set and we are looking for speakers, so hurry up and submit a talk before May 15th. The submission process is simple, just edit the wiki page.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 Hackathon

Oh, one thing I forgot, EclipseCon US 2014 will feature a Hackathon.This will give you a great opportunity to learn how to contribute to your favorite Eclipse project. If you are interested, no need to sign up, just show up on March 18th at 7pm. For more information just visit the wiki page.

See you there.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Funding the open source, the EasyEclipse approach

Over the last couple years, I have grown worried about the future of the Eclipse Platform and many other key components that we are all taking for granted. One of the worry is the difficulty to staff the projects and to find financing. This issue is not new and you can find discussions to that effect going all the way back to 2009.

So after a long reflection and numerous chats with other Eclipse committers, I've decided to take action.

I've recently started a crowd-funding campaign to create a streamlined IDE for Java developers from which part of the fund will be used to finance improvements in the Eclipse open-source components. To learn all the details about it, please take a look at this Kickstarter page and of course don't forget to give and share with your friends, team leads, managers, etc.


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

EclipseCon 2014 - the best ever?

I've been to a lot of EclipseCon (I think I only missed two, maybe three) but this year I'm especially excited about the program, the keynotes and everything else. If my good words are enough, then just click here to go to the registration page; otherwise here are some of the reasons why I'm excited to attend and why you should consider going.

0 - Day passes. You can attend EclipseCon for one day only on a theme day. This year the themes are: Java, IoT, Vert.x, Polarsys.

1 - Java 8 Launch! Eclipsecon dates coincide with the Java 8 release. To celebreate that Oracle brings to EclipseCon a ton of great content and speakers (and I hope the tshirt launcher). I would go just for that and learn more about Java 8.

2 - Reactive programming content. If you are interested in understanding what this reactive programming thing is all about, EclipseCon is the place to be. It is featuring a talk by Jonas Boner (from Typesafe fame), a talk on RxJava and a full day on Vert.x.

3 - New directions with the IDE. There is Eclipse IDE as we know it, there are people trying different things with it (Bling) and others taking it to the cloud (Orion), and finally people trying what I would call hybrid IDEs (experiments from Pivotal and the Flight project). All this really has me excited :)

4 - IoT day. IoT is all the rage. From CEOs to my mom, everybody knows that 2014 is the year of IoT (well it was also supposed to 2013, but anyway). If you are looking for OSS components to incorporate in your next killer product or just want to automate your home, the IoT day has you covered, and I assume will feature plenty of cool demos.

5 - Keynotes. The topics are differents, interesting, an yet not techical.

Anyway, time for you to register :)