As a developer working heavily with OSGi and Eclipse RCP, I’ve spent a lot of time breaking monolithic applications into modules. What I’ve found is that OSGi and it’s associated Eclipse tooling (primarily the Plug-in Development Environment or PDE) are very good at enabling the kind of fine-grained refactoring moves that allows such projects to… Continue reading Java monolith to microservice refactoring with Eclipse tooling
One of the most common requests I get from my consulting clients is for an easy way to auto-update deployed Eclipse RCP applications. Particularly in enterprise environments these clients have many deployed installations and often require different feature sets deployed to different user groups. I’ve found that for most of my clients a very simple… Continue reading A simple auto-updater for Eclipse RCP applications
One of the things I love about being a trainer is that I get to visit and work with so many development teams. Every group of developers has their own chemistry, culture, skills and domain interests. Sometimes I think I’m learning as much as the teams I’m training. As it happens, one of the teams… Continue reading Interesting opportunity for RCP/OSGi experts
Well the results of the survey are in, and the clear favorite is the existing name: Eclipse RCP. While the original purpose of the survey was to create a short-list of names, I think the strong showing of the existing name means that the process should stop here. So long live Eclipse RCP! For those… Continue reading Renaming Eclipse RCP – Final results
The poll to help select a new name for Eclipse RCP will wrap up on September 6th, so make your voice heard and vote today! For more information on the purpose of the poll, as well as to see my picks, check out the initial announcement. Note: You can view the survey results online.
It’s been three months since my post requesting that we rename Eclipse RCP and we’ve received many ideas from the Eclipse community. Now it’s time to narrow down the list by voting for the names you like best. I want to make it clear that while this poll will help to narrow down the list,… Continue reading Renaming Eclipse RCP – Vote now!
My personal journey with the Eclipse Rich Client Platform began 6 years ago. I was starting work on a financial analysis application, and was looking for a cross-platform framework to build upon. Eclipse was my IDE, and I began to see some interesting Bugzilla entries that pointed me to what would become Eclipse RCP. Like… Continue reading Introducing Modular Mind
It’s been two months since my post requesting that we rename Eclipse RCP, and I thought it was time to provide a progress update. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Check out the comments on the original post as well as the discussion associated with the Bugzilla entry, and you’ll see what I mean. So… Continue reading Renaming Eclipse RCP – Update
After only 10 years it seems that OSGi’s time has finally arrived. Everywhere you look, new OSGi-based products are being announced. Of course the Eclipse platform has been based on OSGi for some time and the SpringSource DM Server has been available for a while. But now ServiceMix 4 is taking OSGi into the ESB… Continue reading Announcement: OSGi online training now available
For those of you considering RCP training, here’s why I think it makes a lot of sense. Time is money The first argument is a purely financial one. It’s just a fact that acquiring knowledge takes time and effort. If you spend days or weeks at your desk assembling information on RCP from websites, articles… Continue reading Why get RCP Training?