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The gurus at Gnu point out that the 'free' in 'free software' is used in the sense of 'free use' rather than 'free beer'. Turns out that they need to expand this meaning to include actual 'free beer' at selected points in the lifecycle of many Open Source products. One such event is ra...
EclipseWorld was recently held in Cambridge, MA, overlooking the Charles River down the road from MIT. The view of the Boston skyline was spectacular and the fresh river air provided a pleasant contrast to the exciting, but marginally breathable, Manhattan atmosphere of last year's eve...
I'm pleased to announce that WTP 1.5 shipped on schedule on June 30 as part of the Eclipse 3.2 Callisto simultaneous release. WTP is part of this ten project mega-release, a first for the Eclipse Foundation, and a sign of things to come. As the Eclipse family of projects becomes more h...
Unlike last year's event, there was no keynote speaker from Sun. Nevertheless, Sun's presence was noticed last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I'd like to mention a few high and low points here.
The Apache Woden project is a reference implementation of the W3C WSDL 2.0 specification which is now a Candidate Recommendation. The project is looking for help so here's a great opportunity for Java developers to contribute to the advancement of a major new Web Services standard. Her...
The bits for WTP 1.0 were baked last Friday and are cooling off now in preparation for their 'official' release on 2005-12-23. However, if you have a pair of oven mitts handy, feel free to download it now and munch this tasty snack over your Holiday break. Unless we discover some late-...
This conference is without a doubt the most well-organized software gathering I've ever attended. The logistics are ably handled by Wayne and Peggy Kovsky and family. There is virtually zero marketting hype here - no sponsors or demo booths, just solid technical talks.
The Eclipse Open Source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) (see http://eclipse.org) is rapidly gaining popularity among Java developers primarily because of its excellent Java Development Tools (JDT) and its highly extensible plug-in architecture. Extensibility is, in fact, one o...
The recently created Web Tools Platform Project extends Eclipse with a set of open source Web service development tools and APIs. This talk gives an overview of the project and focuses on its Web services support.
Since the mid-'90s we've seen the quality of Web programming paradigms mature at an astonishing rate: from static pages with animation, CGI-based programs, and JDBC connectivity to back-end relational databases and servlets processing requests on application servers. We commonly hear a...
Essential to the development of complex systems are tools that help the developer locate, analyze, and fix problems. Debuggers provide support for this by letting a developer inspect the internal state of a program at runtime, as well as suspend and resume execution statement by statem...
Since the mid-'90s we've seen the quality of Web programming paradigms mature at an astonishing rate: from static pages with animation, CGI-based programs, and JDBC connectivity to back-end relational databases and servlets processing requests on application servers. We commonly hear a...