The best thing about the Eclipse Community Awards is discovering new and interesting ways Eclipse and open source technology is being used to solve interesting real world problems. For instance,
1. MAEviz is an open source project, from the Mid-America Earthquake Center, that performs seismic risk assessment and is used by the earthquake research community. It provides the software to do “what if” models and risk reduction strategies to determine the best response to earthquakes. It is an Eclipse RCP application that can be extended to analyze bridges, pipelines, etc.
2. NeTS is a Track Management System that is used to plan the Swiss railway train schedule. It is being used to develop the 2010 rail schedule. NetCetera is the company that helped build NeTS and they have some nice demos of this RCP application.
and to prove Eclipse has an artistic side,
3. Chord Generator helps you play plucked and string instruments. I am not a muscisian but this looks like a really cool RCP-based application.
Congratulations to all of the finalist for the Eclipse Community Awards, they are all great products. The winners will be announced Monday, March 23 at EclipseCon.