Monthly Archives: December 2005

Storing server data locally

I’m working my way through the list of questions posed during the Eclipse RCP webinar. One listener asked about a dozen questions (and I’m hoping to get to them all, really), including this one: When talking about the user working … Continue reading

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Development Methodology

I’m working my way through the list of questions posed during the Eclipse RCP webinar. One listener asked: What methodology do you propose people use? This is an easy one: we don’t. I’m a huge fan of agile development methodologies … Continue reading

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I just flew back from JavaPolis and boy are my arms tired

Sorry about the lame joke, but my brain is also tired. I started my week in Antwerp, Belgium at the JavaPolis 2005 conference. I had a good time at the conference and am looking forward to attending again next year. … Continue reading

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JavaPolis

The Eclipse Foundation is at JavaPolis in Antwerp, Belgium this week. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to see very much of the conference outside of what we’re doing, because we’re pretty busy. We hosted a “Plug-in Bazaar” yesterday which was … Continue reading

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Is Java a slow language?

I had a lot of questions during the webinar that I co-delivered a few days back, and I’d really like to answer them all. I’m going to do my best. One of the listeners asked: A lot of non-Java-savvy people … Continue reading

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Is it just me?

Everytime somebody says something about the Eclipse 3.2 release train, I hear Natalie Merchant‘s voice in the back of my head singing Peace Train. Is it just me?

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Deploying an RCP application on multiple platforms

I’ve been answering a bunch of questions from the webinar Jeff and I delivered a few days back. One listener asked: Do I need to develop three different applications if I want a Windoze, Linux and Mac version? No. You … Continue reading

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Erich Gamma podcast about Eclipse

A recording Erich Gamma’s December 8th podcast is available for your listening enjoyment. As billed, the interview touches on the following points: Learn how to balance cost reduction against its impact on customer loyalty. What was IBM’s motivation in initially … Continue reading

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Building GUIs in Eclipse

Jeff and I got a lot of questions during the webinar we did last week, but we were only able to answer a few of them in the time we had available. The good people at BZ Media were nice … Continue reading

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What is a Rich Client?

There is a lot of talk about the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP). Jeff McAffer and I delivered a webinar on the topic a few days ago and I’m getting ready to deliver a similar talk at Javapolis in Belgium … Continue reading

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