KEYNOTE: Wim Jongman, Helios & OSGi Remote ServicesWim Jongman introduced the new Helios release, which includes 39 projects! After that he quickly went to a demonstration of Eclipse Remote Services, and the Zookeeper discovery mechanism implementation that Remain BV (co-host of the event) has contributed to the ECF. This was a very nice demonstration that included a new widget: the "osgiloscope".
Olivier Wolf, "SOA at Eclipse -- the Eclipse SOA Initiative"Oliver Wolf of SOPERA next introduced us the SOA Intiative at Eclipse,describing the role of community and industry working group, the split between modelling and runtime, what projects are part of the SOA Initiative and more. Revelaing was his slide that showed what areas still need to be filled in.
Drinks and slicesAlways an important part of an evening gathering, this was organised splendidly: a choice of pizzas and drinks!
Ief Cuynen and Tom Bauwens, SmartApps - Single-sourcing demo Eclipse RCP / RAPRAP and RCP are both part of the Helios release and have reached maturity. Tom showed a real life application where the shared code base and the very rich display on both the web and RCP were amply demonstrated. He also offered tips on organising your code using plugins for the shared stuff and fragments for the RCP or RAP specific stuff.
Jelle Herold, Stream BV - Statebox & TypewriterAfter telling us about statebox, a process modelling and runtime engine, last time, this time Jelle described the typewriter library.Because statebox needs to work with data and types from all sorts of systems, many of them non-java, using
java.lang.reflectwas not an option.
Jelle's solution is an interface only reflection API, with implementations for Java (obviously), Swing, Wicket, Drupal, Solr and JFace.
He invited us to look at and use his code http://bitbucket.org/wires/typewriter.He can be contacted at jelle AT defekt DOT nl