Friday, November 28, 2014

Simply the Best

My dear colleague Roxanne has assembled the list of the top-ten talks from EclipseCon Europe 2014.
And here they are:

1. What every Eclipse developer should know about Eclipse 4 (e4)
Jonas Helming and Eugen Neufeld

2. Stop clicking, be productive – Exploiting postfix templates
Nicolaj Joess

3. New and Noteworthy in Xtend
Sebastian Zarnekow and Stefan Oehme

4. Eclipse Platform Localization - The Luna Updates
Dirk Fauth

5. How to cook an egg with the Eclipse Communication Framework and Nebula.
Wim Jongman

6. Lambda Mechanics
Marc R. Hoffmann

7. Enhanced Tooling for Modern Eclipse Plugin Development
Mikael Barbero

8. Oomph: Automatically Provision a Project-specific IDE
Eike Stepper and Ed Merks

9. 10 Platforms in 30 minutes - powered by Eclipse
Jonas Helming and Maximilian Koegel

10. Building Business UIs with EMF Forms
Maximilian Koegel

Looks like the team prize goes to EclipseSource Munich. Congrats, team!

If you missed the talks, refer to our Youtube channel. Uploading of the talks continues!

Friday, November 7, 2014

EclipseCon Europe 2014 by Countries

EclipseCon Europe 2014 - I liked it. Not sure what others think, but I really liked it! In any case we will diligently evaluate our attendee survey (Hint: In case you haven't done it yet, please do so). And as always, we will publish the results.

One interesting piece of data was the attendance by country that my colleague Roxanne has put together. It shows that we are not just a German conference, but a truly European and international one. German attendance is still above 50%. But as the number of attendees was growing again by a good percentage to 600, so was the number of attendees from other countries. Here is the graph that Roxanne was putting together:

So I thought I should tell Torkild that Norway is really moving up in the ranking. And after he has discussed with his resident scientist buddies he came back with an even more astonishing revelation: Based on their approach Norway is actually on the second rank! And here is what they discovered: If you compute the per-capita attendance, the ranking looks like this:

Welcome to the wonderful world of science!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Eclipse IoT Playground @ EclipseCon Europe 2014

Hello everybody -

In the last couple of years Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the hottest topic in the computer industries. In the Eclipse community, we are seeing new projects appear, companies starting new businesses on IoT technologies, talks and workshops at our conferences and more and more individuals presenting their cool stuff.

With the IoT playground we create a place at EclipseCon Europe where everybody is invited to show what they are doing. This can be companies presenting their IoT related offerings (hardware, software, tools and gadgets) or individuals showing their stuff that they  for home and fun. Everything goes, as long as it doesn’t offend others!

We expect to see demonstrations, programming or soldering challenges, or other cool ideas that you might come up with. 

For more information on time, participation and ideas, please refer to
Please redistribute this email if you know somebody who might be interested to participate.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

PS: I want to thank all the people how have helped to make this idea become real!

Regards / Liebe Grüße,

Ralph Mueller

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My EclipseCon NA 2014

I arrived early in San Francisco and had the weekend off, hanging around the Hyatt hotel and getting some exercise in - notably going to the driving range close by with Jonas. Aside from that, all the early arrivers got some exposure to the republican convention that was taking place over the weekend.

The actual conference was a really nice experience. The Hyatt provides nice space, the space for the exhibitors was well put together. The quality of the keynotes was by far better than in  2013 (this is my personal opinion). In particular, I enjoyed Hans-Jürgen Kugler's keynote demanding a creative society to drive the 4th industrial revolution. For all those who missed the keynote: You'll find the recordings of all keynotes soon on the Eclipse Foundation's Youtube channel.

Most of the time I was busy with promoting our Long-Term Support working group. Just in time for the conference, we were able to overhaul the content for the LTS website and get the Long-Term Support marketplace started with now 7 companies offering LTS for various projects. At the conference we were conducting an outreach session with 20+ people attending, and we had good conversations at the poster session on Thursday.

No EclipseCon NA would be complete without a European night. And that's what we did on Thursday night: You rarely see so many Canadians that try to convince you that all their ancestors have just come over from the good old world :-)

Now it's over, and it's time to get excited about EclipseCon France 2014.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Call for participation!

The Eclipse Foundation has been accepted as a mentoring organization for this year´s Google Summer of Code!

We are very happy to have been chosen for the ninth time in a row. This year is the 10th anniversary of GSoC and the Google Team is marking the occasion by accepting10% more mentoring organizations and 10% more students.

The role of the Eclipse Foundation is to act as an umbrella organization for the Eclipse projects. We have again a very interesting mix of project ideas. For the first time there are project ideas from our Working Groups, Locationtech and IoT (Internet of Things).

The Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage university students to participate in open source software development.

Students have a opportunity over the summer to get hands on experience at open source coding, without compromising their time with a summer job that is unrelated to their field of studies. Also, students will gain insight into the real world of software development.  At the end of the summer Google grants a total of 5500 USD to every student who passes all exams.

For more information check out:

Check out the project ideas:

And if you have questions meet us on the mailing list: