Tim Ward speaks to InfoQ about Bndtools, a means of building OSGi solutions in Eclipse using a code-first approach. Bndtools provides a means to build, test, automatically version and deploy bundles. By providing a bundle-on-save action, Bndtools can automatically create the build JAR and (re)deploy it into a running framework, giving one of the shortest development cycles available in IDEs today.
The OSGi enRoute toolchain provides an end-to-end platform for developing and testing OSGi applications, based around the bnd library that is used in most OSGi build chains such as Maven and Gradle. As well performing dependency analysis and resolution, it uses git and Travis to perform automated server side builds. InfoQ caught up with Peter Kriens at QConNY 2014 to find out more.
Andy Piper, lead of the Eclipse Paho project, talks about the evolving internet of things landscape at the Eclipse foundation and the future of MQTT, including what MQTT clients and brokers are available at the Eclipse foundation and plans for this summer’s release
Mark Meretzky explains the difference in programming for iOS and Android, which platform is easier to teach, fragmentation, XCode vs Eclipse, and much more.
Benjamin Cabé talks to InfoQ about the newly formed Machine to Machine projects at Eclipse, including Mahini, Koneki and Paho. He also talks about the upcoming Internet of Things and how he sees both programming in Lua as a means of running embedded systems on Raspberry Pis, and how Arduinos can be used to monitor anything from solar panels to mousetraps.
In this interview, recorded at EclipseCon 2013, InfoQ asks Mike Milinkovich about the history of the platform and foundation, recent changes, and where Eclipse is going in the future.
Paul Webster provides some history and context for the evolution of the Eclipse 4 project, and sketches out where it is going with the Eclipse Kepler (4.3) and Luna (4.4) releases in the future.
Doug Schaefer talks with Alex Blewitt at EclipseCon 2013 in Boston about the origins of the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling, and where it's going in the future. Read on to find out more.
Mik Kersten, the community team lead for the Eclipse Mylyn project and Eclipse Board Member, discusses the inspiration behind Mylyn, his surprise at its quick success in open source community, and its influence on other development tools. Taking place at Agile 2012, Mik also discusses the role of developers in Agile Lifecycle Management and recent changes in the DevOps movement.
Neil Bartlett discusses why he felt it was necessary to create BndTools, an OSGi development environment for Eclipse, and what its advantages are over PDE for creating modular applications.
Simon Thompson and Huiqing Li explain refactoring with functional languages and Wrangler (Erlang) and HaRe (Haskell). Also: how Wrangler's ad-hoc mode allows everyone to write custom refactorings.
Mik Kersten discusses the role of Mylyn and Tasktop in Agile development and how these tools return control to developers. Also: how Mylyn streamlines development in Eclipse.