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A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Dec 31, 2013

It's one thing having an in-house training program. But there is a certain deeper insight that can be gained from attending a Q-Con conference in person. Which may be one reason why attendance at the globe-hopping event continues to grow.

Eclipse Foundation Leads JCP Elections

by Dan Woods on  Nov 07, 2013 2

Last week finalized elections for the open seats with the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). Receiving the most votes this year for the elected positions is the Eclipse Foundation, which will hold its seat for a two year term within the voting body.

State of the M2M projects at Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 01, 2013

Yesterday at EclipseCon, Benjamin Cabé gave guided tour of the various Machine to Machine (m2m) projects at Eclipse. Read on to find out what's coming up in the near future for small and embedded devices running on OSGi platforms.

OpenHAB coming to Eclipse as Eclipse SmartHome

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013

Yesterday at EclipseCon, Kai Kreuzer gave a presentation of Eclipse SmartHome (nee OpenHAB), which is a server component for integrating in smart appliances and controlling them with a central Java service, built on top of OSGi and Eclipse Equinox. Read on to find out more about what it does and how it works.

Why Gerrit chose Buck

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013 2

Six months ago, the Gerrit project started moving towards a Buck-based build system from the existing Maven build. With the 2.8 stream, Buck has become the default build. At EclipseCon, Shawn Pearce explained why the switch makes sense, and a little bit more about the build system itself. Read on to find out more about Buck and its advantages over Maven.

Eclipse Code Recommenders goes Crowd with 2.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013 1

Eclipse Code Recommenders 2.0 has been released, with a new crowd-sourcing mechanism for gaining recommendations and snippets for other users, as well as an incubating technology to annotate JavaDocs with dynamically updated documentation for 'see also' calls. Read on to find out more.

Eclipse Foundation launches European Subsidiary

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 29, 2013

Today at EclipseCon Europe, the Eclipse Foundation announced the creation of a European subsidiary to support and promote the open source community in Europe. Read on to find out more.

Improving Eclipse

by Bienvenido David on  Oct 22, 2013 2

There is a discussion in the Eclipse ide-dev mailing list on how to make Eclipse more competitive. This was prompted by the blog post Why we dropped Eclipse in favour of IntelliJ.

Eclipse Virgo Gets New Lead

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2013 2

Yesterday, the Eclipse Virgo project was given a last minute reprieve, as several people put their names forward to prevent Eclipse Virgo from being archived at Eclipse. InfoQ caught up with Glyn Normington, the ex-project lead, to find a bit more about its history and its future.

Xtend 2.4.3 Extends Active Annotations to the File System

by Ralph Winzinger on  Sep 12, 2013

After active annotations were introduced in Xtend 2.4, they received an API for accessing the file system with version 2.4.3. Active annotations let developers influence the way, Xtend source code is translated to Java source code. With the help of the new file system API, further artifacts like property files or fingerprints and digests can be derived from Xtend sources.

Oracle Grants Eclipse TCKs, But Too Late

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 22, 2013

Last month, Oracle granted Eclipse access to the TCKs necessary to claim that EclipseLink and Eclipse Virgo are certified by the appropriate standard. But with Eclipse Virgo likely to close down, is it too little, too late?

Scarce Resources Hampering Bug Fixing in Eclipse

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 29, 2013 2

Doug Schaefer, project lead for Eclipse CDT, the Eclipse project that provides Eclipse-style execution, editing, and refactoring to C and C++ projects, laments about the scarcity of resources in the Eclipse community resulting in Eclipse bugs going unaddressed for years.

Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 3 Released with Support for Eclipse and FreeBSD

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jul 06, 2013

Microsoft has released Team Explorer Everywhere 2012 Update 3 with several bug fixes, updates in addition to support for Eclipse and FreeBSD.

Joy of StackMob

by Martin Monroe on  Jun 26, 2013 2

In the beginning of MBaaS, there was StackMob. Since then the mobile ecosystem has become flooded with competitors in this new approach to app dynamics. InfoQ takes a closer look at the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider StackMob and its privacy practices.

Eclipse Kepler released

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 26, 2013 2

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse Kepler, the eighth simultaneous release. Read on to find out what's new and improved since Eclipse Juno.

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