Monday, November 21, 2011

Welcome Open Source Software Learning Centre e.V. to the Eclipse Foundation

I'm very pleased to welcome FOSSLC Germany e.V. to the Eclipse Foundation as an associate member.

As FOSSLC describes itself:

FOSSLC e.V. is a non-profit organization with the purpose of spreading knowledge and awareness of open source and open standards by organizing and hosting free-of-charge workshops and talks to give everybody the chance to engage with these technologies.

Since 2008, FOSSLC e.V. is hosting events on topics such as LInux, Java, Python, TeX, SSL/PGP and many more with the help from reputable speakers from universities and open source related businesses.

The Eclipse Foundation is very grateful to FOSSLC e.V. for having recorded the 2011 edition of EclipseCon Europe for us. Having the recordings of pretty much every talk available at the FOSSLC site is a great thing for the community!

I look forward to working with FOSSLC e.V. in the future, visiting Ilmenau for mutual events and having them attend and record many more Eclipse related session!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Two more days

All is set and organized, I was told by the fabulous Anne Jacko yesterday evening.

The registration numbers numbers look all right, I was told by Anne as well.

The EclipseCon band - well I called and all members are healthy, the current flu epidemic that has hit my town didn't get to them.

Wireless seems to be better than ever, Anne tells me.

So it looks like everything is in good order.

But still, I'm sort of nervous.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Welcome the University of Milano Bicocca to the Eclipse Foundation

I would like to welcome our new associate member University of Milano Bicocca.

The department of computer science has for many years contributed interesting research based on Eclipse technology, we have met at several occasions.

In 2011, the DISC has also been the host of the Academic Eclipse Day Italy where I had the honor to be invited as a speaker.

I appreciate all the work that the universities throughout Italy do in the Eclipse eco system and I hope to see more of their research become available in products and open source projects.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Travel

Arrived in Stuttgart just now for the Amalthea meeting. If you care about embedded multicore applications and model driven development in Automotive, you better check this project.

Tomorrow a trip to Zurich (Switzerland) for the first Eclipse Stammtisch there - can you believe it took 10 years to get to this initial event? Thanks to the folks from Scout project to get this going.

On Sunday I fly to Bilbao, Spain for the second edition of the Eclipse Embedded Day Spain. Last year I only participated through Skype, so this year I look forward to attend in person (supposedly it is warmer than in Zwingenberg too).

And so it goes on in October - no remorse:

On October 21st I have the pleasure to speak at NuxeoWorld in Paris, the week after I will attend the ITEA2 / Artemis Co-Summit in Helsinki. And just when I get back I'll head together with my colleague Wayne Beaton to Leuven in Belgium for a special Eclipse event the Belgium Java user group has organized.

Am I on the road or what?


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Starting

Just sitting in the train and looking at my calendar for the month, which will be pretty busy and exciting! Here just a few highlights to consider for yourself:

On the 7th we start with the Eclipse Testing Day in Neuss, Germany. What I hear is that there are still a few tickets available.

On September 13th the meeting of the Automotive Industry comes up in Frankfurt, Germany. Check out the Auto IWG Wiki for more information!

In the second half of the month it gets pretty busy as well. In parallel I will attend the 6th Eclipse Day Italy in Milan, Italy (22-23rd) and the 2011 edition of the Open World Forum in Paris, France. Quite a schedule for that week. Too bad, I would have loved to stay a little longer in both cities!

Meanwhile we continue to work on EclipseCon Europe 2011. As you might have seen, we have all the keynote speakers lined up and are just finishing the program, which should be online in a week or two. One thing I can already tell you: It looks like we will have a pretty exciting 10th anniversary event for the Eclipse eco system.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Announcing Eclipse Testing Day 2011

We're pleased to announce that the agenda for the second Eclipse Testing Day has been published, and that registration is now open!

When is the Testing Day?

The Eclipse Testing Day is a whole-day event on the 7th September 2011 in the Commundo Tagungshotel in Humboldtstraße 2, 41468 Neuss, Germany.

What's in it for me?

This year we have eight talks over the course of the day. Topics range from acceptance testing and usability testing to build processes and test processes (requirements, test case definition…). In short, if you’re looking for a chance to hear from the experts for testing, test processes, and the tools and technology that go hand in hand with them, then you should come along!

Alongside the talks you’ll also have the chance to chat to our sponsors and see what they have to offer in terms of testing and process. BREDEX are grateful to all of our co-sponsors and supporters – including the Eclipse Foundation, Xored, GFB Softwareentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH,, ASQF, EclipseSource, Testing Experience Magazine and Professional Tester Magazine.

How do I register?

Registration is open now via our Eventbrite site ( Tickets cost 40€ for members of the Eclipse Foundation or the ASQF, and 50€ for non-members. We also have a limited number of student tickets at a reduced price. The ticket cost includes catering on the day.

If you have any questions about the Eclipse Testing Day, don't hesitate to get in touch with info (at) bredex (dot) de. We look forward to to seeing you in Neuss on the 7th September!

The Eclipse Testing Day is organized by Bredex.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Eclipse Embedded Day and Open Forum

I would like to point you to an extraordinary conference that is coming up.

On July 12 and 13, the Open Forum Stuttgart will provide a very good program trends in the systems engineering industry.

We were able to merge the Eclipse Embedded Day together with 2 other conferences and were able to create an exciting program with great speakers from the industry.

The keynotes are presented by:

  • Dr. Willibert Schleuter, former head of electronics development, Audi AG
  • Harald Hönninger, head of research for software intensive systems, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Mike Millinkovich, CEO, Eclipse Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Broy, Technical University of Munich


Friday, June 10, 2011

Welcome GitHub to the Eclipse Foundation

GitHub has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

Based in San Francisco, GitHub is the largest open source code host with over 2 million Git repositories. As I hear from GitHub's clients it is the easiest way to share and collaborate on code and offers unlimited public repositories for free.

GitHub has committers working on the Eclipse EGit project as well as Mylyn tooling for issue tracking, code review and snippet sharing through This work will be presented at the Eclipse Indigo demo camp at eBay in San Jose, CA.

We look forward to having GitHub participating in the Eclipse eco system!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Long Term Support Initiative: Workshop Invitation

For over five years, Eclipse has provided a coordinated release of projects on the last week of June. Subsequently, each September and February there are service releases known simply as "Service Release 1" and "Service Release 2" respectively. SR1 and SR2 only address bugs and fixes in the releases. New features and API changes are developed exclusively in the code stream for the next major release. This cycle repeats yearly.

The consequence of this aggressive and successful development style is that organizations that need to remain "API stable" are left behind after SR2. All future bug fixes will only occur in the subsequent (and API changed) versions. For many organizations, this is not a major issue. Users are on a leading edge of technology, and welcome the major new updates each year.
As the number of Eclipse projects used by the company grows and as this company is shipping products based on the Eclipse platform, the need better organized support structures arises, since the company may have a support obligation for many years towards their customers. Other companies may be bound to such support obligations due to regulations in their specific domain (e.g., medical devices, aerospace).

We from the Eclipse Foundation have been asked in 2010 by a number of large Eclipse consumers to come up with a proposal how a long-term support eco system could be formed.

A good summary of the problem space and a solution scenario was provided by Jochen Krause and Karsten Schmidt in their talk at Eclipse Con 2011 (

A draft of the program as presented to the Eclipse Board of Directors in November 2010 can be found at the board minutes section of the Eclipse Home page (

After various discussions with consumers such as SAP and Ericsson, typical support providers such as Atos Origin and organizations that have the technical skills to provide bug fixes such as EclipseSource we have created a proposal, including the business side as well as the technical implementation.

To discuss this proposal and its implications SAP and Eclipse Foundation are hosting a one-day workshop on July 11th, 2011 in Walldorf, Germany. If you'd like to participate, send an email to The number of participants is limited, so let me know as soon as possible.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Is this the start of something?

Just received this logo here, pretty cool I have to say.

Is this the start of a little competition for the coolest demo camp logo?

All Indigo (summer 2011) demo camps can be found here:


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Welcome Verit GmbH to the Eclipse Foundation

verit Informationssysteme GmbH has just recently joined the Eclipse Foudation as a Solution Member.

The Kaiserslautern, Germany based company develops software for Java and Eclipse and is renown as an expert for quality assurance and testing of software systems.

In addition, verit GmbH offer tools to support test automation and test management: While PETA is testing on the protocol-level, KLAROS can be used for test data acquisition and analysis.

In addition, verit engineers have just become an active contributor to TPTP.

We look forward to having verit participating in the Eclipse Eco System.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eclipse Indigo Demo Camp Series

I just noticed:

The demo camp season summer 2011 has started.

If you want to register an Indigo Demo Camp, you should do so quickly: Link to Wiki.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome Chronon Systems to the Eclipse Foundation

Chronon Systems has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The San Mateo based company won with its Chronon technology the first "Eclipse Hot New Products Showcase", held during EclipseCon 2011. The new product showcase award is given to the hottest Eclipse-based product, as voted by EclipseCon attendees, built or released in the last year.

Chronon consists of a

o “flight data recorder” for Java programs which can record every line of code executed inside a program and save it to a file on the disk. The file can be shared among developers and played back in our special time travelling debugger to instantly find the root cause of an issue.

o Time Travelling Debugger, with a novel UI that plugs seamlessly into Eclipse, which allows you to playback the recordings. It not only steps back and forth, but also to any point in the execution of your program

Chronon is now just days away from full release. If you still haven’t tried Chronon, you can download it from here. Chronon will be offering special promotions and looks forward to jointly supporting activities to the Eclipse Community.

We appreciate Chronon Systems' membership!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome Inspire Technologies GmbH to the Eclipse Foundation

Inspire Technologies GmbH has just joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The company's offices are located in the beautiful black-forest town St. Georgen in Germany. The company develops and sells Business Process Management (BPM) Software. The centrepiece is the product suite BPM inspire which enables pragmatic implementation of enterprise wide business process management solution. BPM inspire supports Partner & Customers as a holistic Business Process Management-Platform with the modelling, implementing, executing and monitoring business processes.

Inspire Technologies GmbH believes that using BPM inspire will help to avoid delays, deviations and breaks in implementing complex business processes. Users can benefit from linking various IT applications and locations, and embed their documents and data streams in the requirements of the business processes.

We appreciate Inspire Technology's membership and look forward to many joint activities in the growing market of BPM solutions.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Welcome Generative Software to the Eclipse Foundation

Generative Software GmbH has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The Freiburg, Germany based company focuses on the application of model-driven software development. They are the inventor and supporter of the open source code generation tool JenerateIT. By means of gApp, their collection of DSLs and code generation rules, they develop custom Java-centricsoftware for their customers. gApp is dependent on JenerateIT as its code generation engine.

JenerateIT implements API-based Java development of code generation rules and can be used with any kind of model as its input. JenerateIT's Eclipse plug-in is thegraphical user interface to the code generation engine. It provides extensive features to effectively and comfortably work with code generation rules and generated artifacts.

With Generative Software we now have 3 members located in and around Freiburg. I look forward to enjoying demo camps and Eclipse Stammtisches in the beautiful Black Forest :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eclipse @ CeBIT 2011

We are pleased to announce a special Eclipse Pavillion at the upcoming CeBIT trade show which will showcase technology and solutions available from the Eclipse community.

Eclipse Foundation members Actuate, Bredex, EclipseSource, *instinctools, itemis, Talend and Tasktop Technologies will participate in the Pavillion and showcase many diverse technologies such as BI, testing, provisioning, runtimes, documentation, data integration and task integration.

CeBIT is one of the largest IT industry trade shows, being held March 1-5, 2011 in Hannover, Germany.

The Eclipse Pavillon is located in Hall 2.

We all look forward to meeting you there.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Welcome ZeroTurnaround to the Eclipse Foundation

ZeroTurnaround OÜ has just recently joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution Member.

The company, based in Tartu, Estonia and Prague, Czech Republic, is committed to making Java more productive by building innovative, cutting-edge productivity technologies that lower expenses and overhead for Java teams.

Simplifying both the development and production processes with unique Rebel Technology(tm), JRebel and LiveRebel integrate directly into the JVMs, application servers and development tools of the world’s leading financial, web application, and technology firms.

The flagship product is called JRebel, which allows Java developers to see changes to their code instantly without redeploying. With surveys showing that an average of 17% of each coding hour is lost due to unnecessary container restarts, JRebel has grown into a Java development productivity tool demanded by companies of all sizes.

The company's upcoming product, LiveRebel, enables an enterprise production environment with 0% downtime for updating running apps.

Customers include many global financial services providers, including the Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase, as well as American Airlines, Lufthansa, Volkswagen, LinkedIn, HP, Siemens, Logica, Kayak, Oracle, IBM, and more.

We appreciate ZeroTurnaround's membership and look forward to many joint activities.

PS: Find JRebel on the Eclipse Marketplace client in your Eclipse IDE (search for "JRebel") or go here for more info:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eclipse Foundation at OOP 2011

Next week, we will be joining the OOP 2011 as an exhibitor.

Together with our members Bredex, EclipseSource, Tasktop and Yatta we will have a shared stand on the exhibition floor.

If you happen to be at OOP, please stop by for a chat!

PS: If you had not planned to go: Visit selected talks and the exhibition floor are free. Just register here.