EclipseCon 2016 was an exciting week of great technical sessions, announcements and lots of hall-way conversations.
Here is a summary of the highlights:
Announcing Eclipse Che
We did a major announcement of Eclipse Che project. Tyler Jewel, Eclipse Che project leader and CEO of Codenvy, did a great job as the opening keynote for EclipseCon and presenting his vision of the future of IDEs. The key concept about Che is the universal workspace.
— Eclipse Che (@eclipse_che) March 8, 2016
Thanks to InfoQ for recording Tyler’s keynote.
An important part of the Che announcement was the support from some significant vendors, including:
- SAP announce a new Hana Web IDE based on Che.
- Microsoft integration into Team Foundation service
- Red Hat’s integration with OpenShift
- IBM support for the collaboration with Eclipse Orion and Che
Microsoft Joins the Eclipse Foundation
The other big announcement was Microsoft joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solution member. This is big news for the Eclipse community and demonstrates how Microsoft is really changing their attitudes toward open source and Eclipse.
— Eclipse Foundation (@EclipseFdn) March 8, 2016
The loud round of applause from the EclipseCon attendees shows that the Eclipse community really welcomes MS participation. It also turned out to be hugely popular on twitter. The above tweet was re-tweeted over 180 times.
I really enjoyed the IoT Summit. It was a nice mix of Eclipse IoT project and other IoT topics, like the ThingsNetwork, Apache Spark, etc.
Some of the IoT related announcements include:
- Microsoft announcing their contribution to Eclipse Kura
- MicroEJ announcing their leadership in the Eclipse Edje project
- We also announce the Open IoT Challenge Winners.
Overall, an exciting but exhausting week. It will be nice to enjoy my vacation next week. 🙂