Eclipse and Universities

Eclipse and Universities

I stumbled across this university research project on the Eclipse newsgroups today that does something pretty gnarly. Have you ever hacked some Java code in Eclipse only to bring up the code completion prompt in Eclipse to be presented with a ton of options?

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Didn’t you wish that Eclipse could just read your mind and show you the most likely proposals? Well, it looks like the researchers from TU Darmstadt are attempting to do that:

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Kind of cool huh?

I’m constantly amazed at the work students produce inside the Eclipse ecosystem. Another example that comes to mind is the Mylyn is the Mylyn project. It started out as a university research project… which turned into an Eclipse project… which eventually seeded a successful startup company, Tasktop. What other open source ecosystems are conducive to that type of transition?

Any other people from universities out there doing some cool stuff with Eclipse?

Also if you have the time, why not support some students with some cool Google Summer of Code (GSOC) 2009 project ideas? GSOC is right around the corner and students would appreciate some project ideas and support from Eclipse committers!

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