Author: Ian Bull

You may not know this, but large parts of the development tools you use everyday started as research projects. While tools like Mylyn are the obvious example, many other tools and technologies originated in Universities around the world. IBM offered several innovation grants 'back-in-the-day' and many undergraduate and graduate students eventually made their way into the Eclipse eco-system. I completed my PhD with Chisel (Computer Human Interaction...

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The final submission deadline for EclipseCon 2014 is here! If you haven't submitted your talk, now is a GREAT TIME! https://twitter.com/irbull/status/402142243911241728 https://twitter.com/alblue/status/402142894653308928 This is really shaping up to be an awesome conference. We have some excellent content on Tools and Software Lifecycle, Eclipse RT, Modeling, OSGi, C/C++,  Java 8, e4 / RCP and JavaScript. We also have some very specialized content on Vert.x, M2M and PolarSys. Thank-you to everyone...

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Last week was the early-bird deadline for EclipseCon 2014 and I was extremely impressed with the quality of submissions. It was very hard to pick just five, but lucky for me, I have an excellent Program Committee helping! Here are the five early-bird selections: At the Mountains of Madness with Bling3D - Tony McCrary and Jon Mietling Turning Eclipse Into an Arduino Programming Platform for Kids - Mélanie Bats Connecting the Eclipse...

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Now that everyone is recovered from EclipseCon Europe -- and has plenty of Halloween candy to snack on -- why not spend a few minutes and submit a EclipseCon 2014 talk. The early bird deadline is Monday November 4th. If you hit the early bird deadline, you'll have two chances to get your talk accepted. See the Call for Papers for details [1], or leave a comment (or...

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Well I’m going out west where I belong where the days are short and the nights are long In 2014 EclipseCon is headed back to San Francisco and the submission system is now open. Eclipse is leading the way with innovative tools and technology across all aspects of the Software Lifecycle. From world class IDEs, to powerful runtimes such as OSGi and Vert.x, Eclipse is a leader...

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The annual Eclipse release typically indicates the beginning of summer. And if the back-to-school commercials aren't an indication that summer is winding down, the restarting of the Eclipse milestones builds certainly is. Even with vacations and sunny weather, the Eclipse and Equinox teams have managed to put together the first milestone for the Eclipse Luna release. There are a number of new features including better integration...

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Eclipse Kepler, the 2013 Eclipse release, is here! This year there are 71 projects, simultaneously shipping 58 million lines of code. Eclipse originally shipped in November 2001 as an Open Source tools platform with an emphasis on Java. Since then the platform has grown tremendously. Eclipse is a platform for report designers, web engineers, Linux developers, and more. Eclipse provides ALM integration solutions, reference implementations for...

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Eclipse Kepler is shipping on June 26th 2013. If you're really keen, Friends of Eclipse can sign-up for early access. During the past two weeks, I've been counting down the Top 10 Kepler Features that I'm most excited about: 10. BIRT and NoSQL 9. EGit 3.0 8. Mylyn Reviews 7. Linux Tools 2.0 6. JDT Improvements 5. Maven and Eclipse (M2E-WTP) 4. RAP 2.x 3. Eclipse Platform Improvements 2. Remediation Support In 2001 Eclipse was launched...

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In one week, on June 26th 2013, Eclipse Kepler will ship. To prepare for the release I'm counting down the Top 10 most interesting features according to me. Number 2 on my list is close to my heart -- the Eclipse Provisioning Platform (p2) -- and the new features it supports. The Eclipse Provisioning Platform (p2) has been responsible for installing and managing Eclipse plug-ins for over...

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