Category Archives: Eclipse 101

Eclipse Project Licenses

While it’s true that most Eclipse projects use the Eclipse Public License, many Eclipse open source projects use alternative licenses either alone or in combination. The chart below shows the relative use of various license schemes by Eclipse open source … Continue reading

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Building Woolsey with Maven and Tycho

Probably the hardest thing about using Maven and Tycho to build my Eclipse project was getting my brain around how easy it is. I’m completely new to Maven. I’ve known about it for years. I’ve read some of the high-level … Continue reading

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Eclipse is… a Community

Summer madness has force me to leave a gap in the delivery of my award-winning “Eclipse is…” blog series. But I’m back now. In this series, I walk through the many different aspects of Eclipse, starting with the definition that … Continue reading

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Eclipse is… Open Source Projects

One of the great things about Eclipse is that–unlike the celestial event and the unfortunately-named movie–everybody gets to see it; regardless of your location on earth, you have access to Eclipse. But, like Linus, some people are confused as to … Continue reading

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Eclipse is… Runtimes!

The brilliance of Charles Shultz never ceases to amaze me. As far back as 1963, he knew that Eclipse was a big deal. But even he had difficulty getting Lucy and Linus to describe Eclipse. This brings me back to … Continue reading

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Eclipse is… an Application Framework

Over the past week or so, I’ve been using this blog to capture my thoughts on my “What is Eclipse?” presentation. To recap, I start this conversation with an expectation that the listener is already familiar with Eclipse as a … Continue reading

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Eclipse is… a Tools Platform

My last few blog posts discuss a presentation that I regularly deliver titled “What is Eclipse?“. As previously discussed, I tend to introduce people to Eclipse by starting with what they already know: Eclipse is a movie about vampires that … Continue reading

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