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 as part of Jazz. This is something I thought of doing for my
talk at ESE. Present information in a web page using Eclipse’s embedded
browser. And then have JavaScript on that page interact with the
surrounding Eclipse environment. The workflow he showed was very clean
and I think there are some pretty cool things we can do with this. The
technique he used was quite a kludge and even he admits it
(communicating through the status bar?) But the SWT guys are thinking
of better ways and I can’t wait to try this myself.

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