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MyEclipseCon Thursday

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Late again. I think I’m losing my motivation to write these blog entries 🙂 But, better late than never, I guess, so here’s the plan for Thursday at EclipseCon.

Exercise

Errm, nothing doing here. Weighed down by the burdens of a sore foot and a big curry dinner with some Progress guys at Amber (I recommend the okra gojju), I just turned over when the alarm clock went.

Keynote

This morning’s keynote is from Uncle Bob MartinSoftware Professionalism and the Art of Saying “No”. Uncle Bob is one of those world-class speakers in the software industry and always produces thought-provoking and inspiring talks, whether you agree with him or not!

Tutorial

I was thinking that Getting the most out of your models: performance and extensibility with EMF would be my tutorial of choice this morning.

Talks

Mik Kersten of Mylyn fame is giving two talks after lunch: From Tasks to Tweets: the IDE is Going Social and The future of Mylyn. Mik is an energetic and skilled presenter and it’s usually well worth attending his talks. This time around, however, he’s got a bit of a challenge! Congratulations are in order on the very recent birth of a new daughter, which means he cannot travel, but he will still be making the presentations via a live stream. Tests have been run, but fingers crossed that there’s no tech glitches!

Third talk will be a break from Mylyn and back on the subject of testing, specifically Use a bot to test your GEF and GMF based applications. A recent extension contributed to SWTBot makes it possible to use it to test plug-ins that use GEF.

Fourth talk of the day for me will be The Future of Code Coverage for Eclipse, which will present the JaCoCo project. I use code coverage to tell me when to stop testing, and so should you 🙂

Final talk of the day. Neil Bartlett with ScalaModules: OSGi the Easy Way with a Scala DSL. I’m still threatening to learn Scala, but I’m being a bit lazy about it, so maybe this might be a prod of encouragement and maybe I’ll be able to try out other neat Scala stuff like Scalate.

Panel

At the end of the day, there is the usual Community Spotlight plenary to close the conference, then it’s time to start planning for EclipseCon 2011! Congratulations to Chris on his appointment as Program Chair – he’s going to bring a lot of energy and dedication to the role and getting out of the traps right now is a great start.

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Written by oisinhurley

March 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm

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