I guess that the name “Rich Client Platform” should be a tip-off that applications built using RCP technology can extend beyond the desktop. Essentially… if you have a client, it seems that you should probably also have a server.
In my previous posting, I suggested that “scavenging, borrowing, and blatantly copy code” is the staple of modern software development; this is, of course, true. However, there are caveats to consider, both legal and technical.
In response to my Friday posting, RefuXsaid “Linux is cheap if your time is free”. This statement is, of course, absolutely correct. However a similar statement about the cost of your time can be made about operating systems that you have to pay for.
I’ve been given this pretty cool Linux desktop system to play with. It wasn’t until I started to download Eclipse 3.1 that I realized it was a 64 bit installation (the Eclipse download page detects the operating system). Cool, I thought. The system even came with a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed, so I was good to go. Or so I thought.
Today, I had a conversation with the folks from Addison Wesley about the upcoming Eclipse RCP book by Jeff McAffer and Jean-Michel Lemieux due October 17. They pointed out that you can actually pre-order the book on Amazon. RCP is getting lots of interest so I think this book is going to do well.
We’ve had two new people start working at the Eclipse Foundation this week.
First is Matt Ward, who in Denis’ words, has “…joined the ranks of co-webmaster/sysadmin/person_to_blame at the Foundation…. Matt comes to us with strong UNIX skills, a great attitude and an impressive beard.” I can definitely vouch for the great attitude and the beard.
We are planning the next Eclipse Members’ Meeting on Sept. 21-22 in Chicago. Twice a year we host face to face meetings to update the Eclipse Foundation membership on the status of the Eclipse projects and the activities of the Eclipse Foundation. These meetings also provide a great venue for networking and exchanging ideas with other member companies.
Just back from EclipseWorld in New York. I think BZ Media did a great job putting together the first Eclipse-specific conference in North America other than EclipseCon. (In Europe, iX has been running for two years.) The program was interesting and the turnout exceeded their expectations. For me, a big part of the attraction was to talk to Eclipse users and vendors.
I just got back from Eclipse World in NYC. This was the first year for Eclipse World and it seemed people very please with the results. They had a strong program and all of the sessions were well attended. Some of the highlights from the session I attended were: