At last week's EclipseCon, Eike Stepper and Ed Merks introduced Eclipse Oomph, which aims to simplify the out-of-the-box experience for Eclipse installations, facilitating IDE setup and project checkouts. Eclipse Oomph is available as a standalone installer for Eclipse and is built into Eclipse Mars packages, which are available as M6 releasees with a release date of June 2015.
At EclipseCon, the automated error reporting and UI freeze detecting tool - built into Eclipse Mars - was demonstrated. Having only been in the package for a short while, it has already helped identify and subsequently fix a number of problems. InfoQ spoke to the people behind the tools to find out more.
Codetrails has released Codecity for Eclipse, which provides a visualisation of Java packages and classes in a 3D visualisation to identify where code can be improved. InfoQ evaluates the plug-in.
Today at EclipseCon, the foundation released Xtext 2.8, bringing new tools for migrating existing Java codebases into Xtend applications and laying down a roadmap for the future.
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.
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 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.
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.
At EclipseCon Europe, Sascha Zelzer presented the C++ Micro Services project, which aims to bring an OSGi service layer to C++ programs, following a similar kind of API to the standard OSGi layer. Read on to find out more.