September 13, 2007
Who Cares About Eclipse? It’s not just for developers any more.
Ian Buchanan, Senior Product Manager, Borland
Ian Buchanan's slides are attached at the bottom.
Developing systems quickly requires organizations to “stand on the shoulders” of those who’ve gone before them… leveraging components available for sale and in open source collections. One of those open source collections that’s had a lot of attention (and growing success) in the last several years is the work of the Eclipse Project/Foundation/community.
Eclipse is a vendor-neutral open source community created in 2001, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform composed of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts a set of Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.
This presentation provides an introduction to Eclipse, and provides a rich example of some of the tools now available from the Eclipse community that are being used in products being developed by a number of corporations. You can see how developers and others are able to quickly construct very capable applications with the frameworks and plug-ins available.
About the Speaker:
Our speaker, Ian Buchanan, is currently a Senior Product Manager at Borland, where he drives the development of Borland Together. Ian is an advocate of Generative Software Development Approaches such as OMG's MDA and has played a key role in driving Agile practices such as Scrum into the Borland Engineering organization. Over the last 18 months, Ian has worked on various products in Borland's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) portfolio and he is a member of Borland's Cross-Product Architecture Team.