Monthly Archives: August 2006

A couple of new Eclipse articles

We just posted a great new tutorial titled “Building Project Facets” by Konstantin Komissarchik of BEA Systems on Eclipse Corner. If you want to know what facets are, and how you can use them to extend the capabilities of the … Continue reading

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Symposia at Eclipse Summit Europe

Yesterday, I submitted my position paper for the Rich Client Applications Symposium at Eclipse Summit Europe. My position is basically that Eclipse Rich Client is good, components a la Equinox are king, and that folks should be building domain specific … Continue reading

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Yet another calendar widget

I needed a good calendar widget, so I took a look around. There are quite a few calendar widgets out there for Eclipse, but none of them did quite what I wanted. I looked at modifying one to better suit … Continue reading

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Ten Projects. One Day. Am I completely nuts?

I’m finishing up the materials for the Callisto Bootcamp that I’m running at Eclipse World. I thought it might be a good idea to do a little expectation management for those of you who are planning to attend. Here’s the … Continue reading

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What’s so great about ICU4J?

Yesterday, I introduced International Components for Unicode for Java (ICU4J) by describing how you can get rid of it. I feel pretty about about that, because ICU4J provides goodness that’s too important to simply dismiss. If you’re building applications for … Continue reading

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ICU4J

As noted in the Eclipse Wiki, ICU4J was adopted by Eclipse 3.2. ICU4J provides “more comprehensive support for Unicode, software globalization, and internationalization” than the standard java.text libraries, but comes at a cost. ~3MB to be inexact. The functionality provided … Continue reading

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Does Eclipse really give milk?

I just reviewed the programme for the iX conference that’s coming up in November 2006. There’s a lot of Eclipse activity at the conference, including: Kai TΓΆdter is holding a tutorial on Eclipse Rich Client Platform Richard Schwaninger is presenting … Continue reading

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