As many know, Eclipse 4 is now the default platform for the Eclipse community. Many people in the community are now investigating how to migrate to Eclipse 4 and how to take advantage of the new platform capabilities. A great source of information for people looking to adopt Eclipse 4 will be the wealth of Eclipse 4 sessions at EclipseCon 2013.
1. The Eclipse 4 Tutorials
We have Eclipse 4 experts and experienced tutorial leaders doing two Eclipse 4 tutorials on Monday. In the morning ‘What every Eclipse developer should know about Eclipse 4 (e4)‘ is a beginner tutorial given by Jonas Helming, Eugen Neufel and Kai Toedter. Monday afternoon will be the advanced tutorial ‘Advanced Eclipse 4 Application Platform – not for the weak-hearted‘ by Tom Schindl and Sopot Cela.
2. The Technical Sessions
During the week Eclipse 4 committers will be covering a number of topics relevant for anyone looking for adopt Eclipse 4, including:
- Styling Tips for the Refined RCP App
- Eclipse 4 Goes Formal: API You Can Rely On:
- Shake that FUD; How to migrate your Eclipse 3 legacy code to Eclipse 4 – PART 1
- Eclipse 4.x: Tips on API best practices for a 3.x plugin running on both platforms
- Modern UIs with JavaFX, OSGi, and e4 and the tooling provided by e(fx)clipse
- Injection in Eclipse 4: All you need to know about it
3. The Case Studies
We also have some case studies from companies that are already building applications built on Eclipse 4:
- Haliburton – Experiences porting a suite of massive Swing apps to Eclipse 4
- l33t labs –Bling: The GPU powered Game IDE
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Simulate This! – The Eclipse Platform as an Integrated Computational Environment
4. The Networking
A lot of the key Eclipse 4 committers and community members will be at EclipseCon so there will be plenty of opportunity to talk with the experts. I am sure there will be a BOF and lots of discussions in the hotel bar.
If you are looking to adopt Eclipse 4, EclipseCon is going to be a must attend. I hope to see you in Boston.