Eclipse in Victoria

Eclipse in Victoria

As I mentioned previously, Wayne Beaton from the Eclipse Foundation paid a visit to Victoria this week. Wayne is currently on a west-coast road trip visiting a number of schools out here. I had a chance to catch up with Wayne as he stopped by both the University of Victoria, and the Vancouver Island Java User Group.

At UVic, Del Myers (a master’s student) showed off his Sequence Viewer widget.  Del has captured the notion of sequence viewer as an SWT widget (with JFace adapters).   Del is thinking of opening up the viewer, and possibly bringing it to Eclipse through Summer of Code.  

Sequence Explorer

I also saw Wayne at the Vancouver Island Java User Group where he gave some demos of Mylyn, Eclipse plug-in development, RCP, RAP and eRCP.  

VI-JUG

From what I could tell, people were excited and many didn’t realize just how powerful the Eclipse Run-Time is.  If anyone on the west coast is interested it talking Eclipse, just ping.  And if you are looking for more information about OSGi and RCP, checkout the Eclipse Training Series.

4 Comments
  • Upkar
    Posted at 22:52, 2009-03-06

    The Sequence Viewer widget looks really useful. Do you know if these eclipse training courses can be taken remotely? I live in victoria and would like to learn more about eclipse, but cannot leave town. Does anybody host such courses locally?

  • Posted at 23:36, 2009-03-06

    Very cool Ian. Why don’t I see the project listed as a GSOC idea yet?
    https://wiki.eclipse.org/Google_Summer_of_Code_2009_Ideas

    Upkar, if you need training, EclipseSource provides training remote or locally for you. If you’re interested, feel free to shoot me an email and we can chat about it.

  • Upkar
    Posted at 07:41, 2009-03-07

    Thank you both for the information. I don’t think many people know about local training. I will definitely pass the info around.