helios Tag

There are three large groups of artifacts that play a key role while writing software. There are the tools you use, the code you write and the libraries you depend on. There is a large body of research studying the cognitive support provided by software development tools. There is also a number of tool centric development models. Facilities like Yoxos and the...

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I've been thinking a lot lately about what defines an Eclipse project? Not in the literal sense (a project hosted at eclipse.org that follows the EDP), but rather, what technical qualities do all Eclipse projects share. Years ago the answer was simple, extensible IDEs. More recently Eclipse was defined as a tooling platform (for everything and nothing in particular), but when you start to...

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Yesterday I asked you to think about high-quality software that has been consistently delivered on-time for eight straight years. To make this quiz more challenging, this software should be installed on millions of users' desktops. As we approach the next major release of Eclipse -- dubbed Helios -- I'm counting down the top 10 features I'm most excited about. Yesterday's feature was the improvements to...

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Pop quiz: Can you name any 'high quality' software that has been consistently delivered on-time, for 8 years in a row? Yes folks it's that time of year again! It's time for the Eclipse Release Train to start revving up its engine for another high quality release. Unlike other software -- which gets delayed, bumped or put-on-the-back-burner -- Eclipse just simply, delivers. The official Eclipse...

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It's been overcast and raining here in Victoria B.C. (Canada) over the past 2 weeks. It's a long way from the dog days of summer, but a good time to focus on docs.  In fact, the Eclipse team has been focusing on documentation during this final release candidate.  In particular, the p2 team is putting some docs together on our new API (Yes, p2 has...

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After another 6 weeks of working hard towards the Helios Release, we are one step closer. RAP 1.3 M7 for Eclipse 3.6 is out. From the new features, here are my personal top three: Eventually, a GraphicsContext implementation that lets you draw onto the browser using SWT API! In the early days of RAP, we regarded this as being impossible. Animations support in CSS enables cool effects like sliding...

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There are a lot of very good reasons for developers to get on board with Open Source Software (OSS). Businesses are making use of OSS both because of the cost savings and the excellent quality of the code (not to mention the open development model which makes it very easy for them to get involved). Whether you are student looking for your first job...

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Ever been to Mannheim? If not - this is your chance to visit this lovely city. For the Helios release, the guys behind the majug² (Mannheimer Java user Group) invite everybody to the Helios Democamp in June. And as Ian already found out: Yes, we love our DemoCamps! It's always great to have technical discussions over a frosty beverage! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="422" caption="Watertower by flamouroux"][/caption] At the moment,...

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