Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Software projects tend to fail because usually they are designed in a complex and over engineered way. Internet is full of articles on how projects become over complicated and fail. J2EE was a very promising platform with new set of tools to make developer’s life easier. XML configuration files were also introduced for same reason, ease of configuration. However J2EE failed to simplify things in many Aspects.
Dynamic languages are getting more and more popular. New dynamic languages are emerging with a frequency never seen before. The aim of the Eclipse Dynamic Language Toolkit (DLTK) is to facilitate development of high standard IDEs for these languages. We talked to Andrey Platov, Project Lead for the Eclipse DLTK project, about the recent developments in the project.
Richard Gronback is project lead of the Eclipse Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) that provides a generative component and runtime infrastructure for developing graphical editors based on EMF and GEF. Richard gives an overview to the project and describes the new features of the Galileo version of GMF.
The runtime projects at Eclipse are getting stronger. OSGi- and Equinox-based solutions make up an important part of the latest Eclipse Galileo release. Jeff McAffer, project lead of the Equinox OSGi, RCP and Orbit projects at Eclipse, explains what is new at Equinox in Galileo and what eclipse runtime holds for the future.
This article gives a brief introduction to structure analysis using STAN, a static code analysis tool bringing together Java development and quality assurance in a natural way. STAN encourages developers and project managers in visualizing their design, understanding code, measuring quality and reporting design fl aws. STAN supports a set of carefully selected metrics, suitable to cover the most important Aspects of structural quality. Special focus has been set on visual dependency analysis, a key to structure analysis. STAN seamlessly integrates into the development process. That way, developers take care about design quality right from the start. Project managers use STAN as a monitoring and reporting tool.
We talked to Martin Taal, founder and lead of the EMF Teneo project, about the Galileo Release Train, the new version of Teneo and typical use cases for the project.
We talked to Gustavo de Paula, contributor to the MTJ project.
We talked to Kentarou Fukuda in the Eclipse Accessibility Tools Framework, part of the new Eclipse Galileo Release.
Oracle’s Doug Clarke tells us about the EclipseLink project and Oracle’s donation of the TopLink codebase to the Eclipse Foundation
This article is the first in a series of articles introducing WTP. In this first article we will introduce WTP and cover the underlying concepts and Java Web Application Development tools.