Mike Milinkovich's blog

    Java Component War?

    Friday, October 20, 2006 - 17:15 by Mike Milinkovich
    Inspired by Donald’s post I am going to use a combination of wild hyperbole and question marks in my blog titles for a while. Last December Onno Kluyt kindly asked if I would come and talk about Eclipse at the JCP’s Executive Committee meeting. The last point in my presentation...

    Dear Denis:

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 14:42 by Mike Milinkovich
    So one of the very common rants around the office here at the Eclipse Foundation is Denis (aka Webmaster) saying “ …there you guys go again with that Smalltalk this, Smalltalk that stuff! Arrggghhhhh!” He regularly mocks us that every lunch conversation will hit upon Smalltalk within 10 minutes, no...

    Nice to See

    Friday, September 15, 2006 - 16:47 by Mike Milinkovich
    Check out this IDE straw poll on tezaa. Although it is admittedly unscientific, I’m pretty amazed to see Eclipse out ahead of Visual Studio. Neat. P.S. Anyone wanna take a bet on how long it takes the Sun guys to astroturf this?

    Microsoft Patent Pledge?

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 15:41 by Mike Milinkovich
    I read with a great deal of interest the Microsoft Open Specification Promise. It was particularly interesting to read the community feedback and realize that Microsoft has been consciously and conscientiously working with the open source community to develop this document. That’s an important step forward for them, as it...

    Next Event: Eclipse Summit Europe

    Monday, September 11, 2006 - 21:32 by Mike Milinkovich
    EclipseWorld has come and gone, and now it it’s time to start thinking about the next Eclipse event: Eclipse Summit Europe (ESE). We are expecting that this will be a great opportunity for networking and making new contacts within the Eclipse ecosystem, as there will be many visitors that haven’t...

    My Prediction Still Stands

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 16:30 by Mike Milinkovich
    There has been a flurry of articles and blogging today regarding the process by which Sun will release Java into open source. I believe that this is a topic of specific interest to the Eclipse community, given our basis in open source and extensive use of Java. Apparently yesterday Sun...

    The Sins of My Youth

    Monday, August 14, 2006 - 15:48 by Mike Milinkovich
    My lovely and much younger sister works as a paralegal in a Dallas law office when she’s not running triathalons. So one day last week I guess she was bored and typed our not-very-common surname into the US PTO database and found this piece of hilarity. I genuinely had no...

    More AJAX & Eclipse Coolness

    Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 13:27 by Mike Milinkovich
    So I’m here at OSCON and having a great time. (If anyone wants to get together here, please call my cell phone 613-220-3223). During Tim O’Reilly’s keynote he talked about a bunch of cool technologies that he believes are shaping the future of the Web. One that he singled out...

    Depth and Breadth

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 11:23 by Mike Milinkovich
    In my role, I spend quite a bit of time following the various companies and products building on top of the Eclipse platform. That could probably become a full-time job if I let it. There is an enormous amount of energy in the Eclipse ecosystem. But every once in a...