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Project Activity Metrics, Charts, and Stuff

Yesterday we were reminded that it is difficult to provide good activity metrics. Certainly Git commit statistics are a good means of indicating that there is activity, but different styles of development can leave very different impressions: a lot of … Continue reading

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Platform and Java development tools at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon

We have a handful of committers from the Eclipse Platform and Java development tools (JDT) projects ready to help you fix bugs at the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon. Dani Megert (Eclipse Platform and JDT), Noopur  Gupta (JDT UI committer), and Olivier … Continue reading

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Common Build Infrastructure at the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

The Common Build Infrastructure (CBI) is an Eclipse project that provides a collection of build technology, infrastructure, and practices for building Eclipse software. If you’re building Eclipse plug-ins, this is something that you need to investigate. CBI leverages Maven and Tycho to … Continue reading

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Create your Project Import Set up at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon

Eclipse Mars has this great new feature that you may have missed: the Oomph Project Importer will configure your Eclipse workspace with everything you need to hit the ground running quickly. You can open this by selecting the Projects into Workspace … Continue reading

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Candidate bugs for the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

Alternate title: What I saw at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon made my jaw drop! I’m pretty excited about the hackathon we’re running at EclipseCon Europe. In past hackathons, we’ve let attendees pick the bug that they want to work on. … Continue reading

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Introducing the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

Alternate title: I Went to EclipseCon Europe and What I Saw There Blew My Mind… EclipseCon has great tutorials and sessions. The speakers are second-to-none, and the networking opportunities are fantastic. if you’re looking for it, you’ll find software developers … Continue reading

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Technology Behind the new Eclipse Project Handbook

I’ve been asked about the technology used in the new Eclipse Project Handbook. The content itself is specified in Asciidoc format and rendered into HTML using Asciidoctor. I started off using Asciidoc for rendering, but changed after I ran into … Continue reading

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