Archive For November, 2008

14 articles

Javascript and C++, eh?

By Doug SchaeferI can't get my mind off of Dave Thomas's keynote at Eclipse Summit Europe. His words made so many things crystallize in my mind. I've stated many times before in this blog and in my day job, I hate Java. It's an incredible irony that I do my day to day coding in Java to support developers who…

An Interesting Ottawa Demo Camp

By Doug Schaefer The Ottawa Eclipse Demo camp was tonight and I thought I'd write about it before I went to bed. The demos were quite interesting, a different mix than before which keeps it fresh. And the hospitality of the Foundation staff was awesome again.I was especially intrigued by Nick Edgar's embedded web UI demo that he's working on…

Long Live the Benevolent Dictator

By Doug Schaefer The last few weeks I've been nose to the grindstone finishing up our first Wind River product release with a new p2-based installer. It's been a while since I've been involved in commercial development and, though it's been grueling and has taken me away from my CDT project lead duties, I can see the light at the…

Can Eclipse Survive Without IBM?

By Doug Schaefer I bet you this title got your attention...Let me tell you a story. It's one a lot of us Eclipse "insiders" know from our trip to Ludwigsburg, Germany. If you look at the program for Eclipse Summit Europe, you'll notice a distinct lack of Eclipse Platform committers, i.e. IBMers, presenting. And one of them was lucky enough…

Military case study: VxWorks powers Thales’ Astute-Class submarine periscope

By Paul Parkinson The Astute nuclear-powered submarine is designed to patrol the world's oceans without being detected by surface ships and other submarines. The Astute deploys a number of technologies to reduce its sonar signature, to minimize the probability of detection while submerged. However, submarines are most vulnerable to detection when the submarine commander uses a periscope to assess the…

Dell E6500 – good hardware, but lots of software problems

By Doug GaffI recently found myself in the market for a new home computer. I have a D820 at work, which has been working fine for a while now that I'm past the Vista pre-SP1 headaches, so I decided to look at the new Dell Latitude E series. The E series is the next generation business line, and the hardware…

Code Analysis and Refactoring with the CDT

By Doug SchaeferFor those that missed my talk at Eclipse Summit Europe, here are my slides. Unfortunately, that's pretty much all the documentation we have on this capability, as I mention in the next steps slide. The community needs to step up and help with this if we want this capability to grow. Continue Reading ››

CDT at Eclipse Summit Europe

By Doug Schaefer Well, the closing session is about to start and the vendors are packing up their displays. Another successful Eclipse Summit Europe is about to go off into the sunset. For me, it was proof again why I love coming to this show. The CDT community in Europe is strong and a lot of them are doing and…

Thoughts on Dave Thomas’ Keynote

By Doug Schaefer Ed Merks already gave a summary of Dave Thomas' keynote yesterday morning here at Eclipse Summit Europe. It was the first time I saw Dave speak and I was warned he tended to say things that offended the audience. And to Dave's point, that is kind of what a keynote speaker should do. Spark thought. Break through…

The Space Flight Software ’08 workshop

By Mike Deliman The Space Flight Software '08  workshop in Maryland was really nice. It was a great chance to meet several folks I've worked with over the last few decades, mostly as voices over the phone, and meet some folks new to me and the industry.  The theme of the workshop was to share lessons learned and ideas used…