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The Beans are really cold

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006, 02:32:19 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

Sorry guys, I just came across this posing. That’s just so funny. :mrgreen:. He is one of the guys that actually remember statistics. Honestly, which one of us developers really cares about the marketing guys and their reports and statistics (sorry Ian ;))? I think the following image speaks for itself.

Netbeans vs. Eclipse


Friday, July 14th, 2006, 23:22:20 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

Did you ever hear about GWT – the Google Web Toolkit? It’s a nice way of writing Ajax Web Clients in Java which run as JavaScript in the browser. Googlipse is an Eclipse plug-in that integrates very nice with Eclipse WTP. I tried it yesterday and was so excited about the clean and smooth integration that I decided to get my hands dirty and enhance it. Read the rest of this entry »

The Eclipse Space Shuttle

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006, 00:05:45 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

After building Callisto the Eclipse Foundation continues enjoying the space. This time the guys launched the Eclipse Space Shuttle to build an Orbit around the Eclipse Ecosystem. :) The Eclipse Orbit is the eagerly discussed repository for shared components to be reused by the different Eclipse projects and – of course – within the Eclipse Ecosystem.

Although I like this idea I still would see more of this happen at the root source, i.e. in the repository of the originating component. Basically it’s just about adding a MANIFEST.MF file with some cool entries to the project and republishing it as a jar conforming to a specific naming schema. I would wish more Open Source projects would provide this out of the box. Even if you don’t use OSGi or Equinox it’s still a great way to document your dependencies.

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