What does the term application mean in the context of modular software development (and OSGi in particular). It seems to me that the concept of an application starts to break down. For instance, is an OSGi application just the set of bundles known to the framework? Well, here’s my take on what a modular application… Continue reading What is a modular application, anyway?
It’s Friday afternoon and I’m in a contemplative mood. For some reason, I’ve been thinking about my first manager, who I wasn’t very fond of at the time. I’m sure I was a real pain in his backside as well, being a fresh-out-of-college know-it-all. One of the things that drove me nuts about him was… Continue reading Software is like a bowl full of jello
Note: The post below is actually incorrect, which is a good thing in my opinion. It is indeed possible to use the command framework to add the standard Eclipse IDE menu options. Rather than take down the post, which I think is unethical, please read the post and then the note at the end for… Continue reading Adding Eclipse IDE menu options to your RCP applications
There aren’t many books available about the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. One reason for this, I think, is that it’s a difficult subject to cover effectively. Eclipse RCP is less a coherent framework than an aggregation of related technologies, and this can make it difficult to describe. As someone who has worked hard to craft… Continue reading Book Review: Practical Eclipse Rich Client Platform Projects
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