Monday, April 07, 2014

Slides from EclipseCon NA 2014

Here are the sildes from my talks at EclipseCon NA 2014:

Friday, November 08, 2013

Slides from WJAX 2013

I was at the WJAX 2013 conference this week and gave a few talks. Here are the slides:


Slides from EclipseCon Europe 2013

Last week I was at EclipseCon Europe where I gave two talks. The first one was about making the Eclipse IDE fun again. The major part of the talk was a number of live demos and showcases for making the IDE fun and even more useful again. But since these live demos are not on the slides, they are a bit misleading and highlighting mostly the pain points that we talked about in the intro section of the talk. Anyway, here are the slides:

The other talk was about improving performance of Eclipse-based tooling:


Friday, October 18, 2013

Coming up: EclipseCon Europe 2013

One of my favorite conferences of the year is coming up: EclipseCon Europe. It takes place from October 29-31 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and I proudly served as a member of the program committee again this year (which was awesome). So I am really looking forward to the conference and to meet all the people from the Eclipse community.

One of the main topics for me this year are all the activities and sessions around the general Eclipse platform and Eclipse as an IDE topic. A lot of discussion is happening in- and outside of the community about the future of the Eclipse as an IDE, a possible lack of innovation and awesomeness, and similar complains. Therefore I am very much looking forward to these talks:
In addition to those talks I am involved in two additional sessions around this topic:
Of course I am still a big fan of the Eclipse Orion project and I am very happy to see a good set of talks being presented about Orion at EclipseCon Europe:
And there are so many more awesome talks in the program. It is going to be a fantastic conference. Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Upcoming Talks

Fall 2013 seems to be a busy conference season again. The next conference is SpringOne2GX in early September (Santa Clara, USA) where I am going to talk about tooling for the next generation of the Spring framework:

Next is EclipseCon Europe in Ludwigsburg at the end of October with:

The November starts with the WJAX conference in Munich, where I am going to talk about:

See you there!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Slides from JAX 2013 conference

I was at the JAX 2013 conference this week and gave a few talks: Enjoy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Slides from Talks at 33rd Degree Conference

I was at 33rd Degree Conference in Warsaw this week and gave one BoF and two talks on various topics. You can find the slides now in the publications section and at slideshare: Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Coming up: EclipseCon Europe 2012

This years EclipseCon Europe conference is going to be awesome!!! It starts only a week from now in Ludwigsburg again and I am very much looking forward to it. Why? Well, let me explain why I am so excited about it... :-)

First of all, I am really looking forward to meet a lot of good friends and colleagues from the Eclipse community. I love all those amazingly prolific chats in the coffee breaks and around the sessions. You should go there as well and meet all the people who are working on your favorite Eclipse projects. Ask them questions, motivate them by giving them good and constructive feedback, and enjoy the time. I also very often use those meetings to also say "Thank You" to those who helped me on mailing lists, implemented bug fixes that I am benefiting from or helped me to fix issues on my own. Its a good chance to say "Thank You"... :-)

In addition to that I am also looking forward to the awesome program and some good BoF sessions, of course. Here are my favorite ones that I am going to watch:

  • The Future of Eclipse: Eclipse needs to continuously innovate and improve itself as a platform, as an IDE, and as an ecosystem. So looking ahead at the next challenges for Eclipse is important, and brainstorming about what might (need to) come up after the 4.x releases is at the heart of such a conference like EclipseCon and could be inspiring for all of us. 
  • Orion - a browser based tools integration platform: The Orion project at Eclipse is one of the most promising and inspiring projects at Eclipse, at least from my point of view. Looking at the browser as a runtime environment is one of the natural choices when doing software engineering today, and thinking about software development tools themselves as running in the browser it part of our all future, I think. Orion moves ahead into this direction.
  • A regular day as an Eclipse Committer: A look behind the scenes is always interesting, especially if you would like to get involved in the development of an existing project at Eclipse or maybe even think about proposing a new project. And I am sure Benjamin and Steffen will give a lively and interesting talk on how much fun working on Eclipse projects can be.
  • Tycho adoption: Lessons learned, tips and tricks from the 1st line of front: Tycho is becoming a standard for building Eclipse-based applications, p2 repositories, plugins, features, distributions, RCP apps, and whatever artifact you can think of. And adopting a new build system is not always as easy as you might think. So its definitely worth to listen to those experiences before doing it yourself. 
  • Eclipse Spykit - A Handy Tool for Startup Analysis: Analyzing performance, especially startup performance, is an important work to do. But it can be really painful to figure out what exactly is happening at startup - and why. I am looking forward to this talk on the Eclipse Spykit to help you with this.
  • Flight Club and Club ECE: Don't forget to have some fun with the Drones and the live music!

Last but not least I am excited to give a talk myself about "Embracing Eclipse Orion" - where I will talk about re-using Eclipse Orion and demo the "Scripted" project, a browser-based JavaScript editor that we released last week on GitHub:

Looking forward to seeing you at EclipseCon Europe 2012!!!