Post-EclipseCon Europe 2016 impressions

EclipseCon Europe at a glance

EclipseCon Europe 2016 has come to an end but impressions about the announcements, plans and discussions have just begun to emerge. We invited two speakers and one participant to share their experiences with us.

Buildship into the future

Buildship is the official Gradle integration for Eclipse. It helps Eclipse users synchronize Gradle builds with their workspace, execute tasks without leaving their IDE and also serves as a reference implementation for how to build great IDE support for the Gradle Build Tool.

Provisioning and distribution for teams

Quick-starting new projects with Eclipse

Maximilian Kögel and Jonas Helming have written an exciting article about setting up an ideal Eclipse distribution. To realize that, they used the Oomph framework. In this article we will talk about some methods we can use to organize distribution of that same setup.

It's celebration time

One year of Automated Error Reporting

All Eclipse packages are now shipped with the Automated Error Reporting client (AERI). In this article Andreas Sewe, CTO at Codetrails, points out that it’s been a year since AERI became part of the Eclipse packages and looks back at how the Automated Error Reporting Initiative has helped fix Eclipse project bugs.

A few noteworthy features

Eclipse Docker Tooling for Neon

In this article Roland Grunberg, Software Engineer at Red Hat, presents a handful of new features available in Eclipse Neon. If you find yourself using Docker images/containers, you should try out this plugin as it’s sure to simplify various use cases.

Software updates in an IoT context

Eclipse hawkBit — Features, requirements, scenarios et al.

Eclipse hawkBit [1] is a new project within the Eclipse IoT Working Group [2], the goal of which is to furnish an open platform for the Internet of Things. hawkBit is a project initiated by Bosch Software Innovations in support of this initiative, joining the Eclipse Vorto [3] and Eclipse Hono [4] projects. It will concentrate on providing a framework that allows for the simple integration of a software update functionality into an IoT solution or platform.

The debate continues

Eclipse Papyrus — Ready for the big stage? Charles Rivet joins the conversation [UPDATE]

The Eclipse project Papyrus has progressed since the founding of the Papyrus Industry Consortium earlier this year. The platform for the UML-based software modeling is now supported by companies such as Airbus, Atos, Ericsson, Fraunhofer Fokus and Zeligsoft. We talked to Papyrus user Michael Jastram and delivery specialist Charles Rivet about the current state and the future of Papyrus.

Eclipse Vorto to the rescue

Eclipse Vorto: Interoperability for the Internet of Things

Interoperability is one of the key topics in the Internet of Things – and at the heart of this is the way in which individual, connected components work together. Communication between these elements makes sense only if the underlying language can actually be understood by the devices involved. Yet from a technological perspective, this can be difficult to achieve due to the wide variety of existing communication protocols. As a result, this calls for some means of translating between the individual languages.