With EclipseCon 2020 just a few weeks away, we’re taking a closer look at sessions about web and desktop tools and IDEs. This conference track takes us back to our roots — the Eclipse IDE — and into the next generations of IDE platforms, tools, and technologies. With numerous sessions to choose from, we’re sure there’s at least one that will interest every developer in the Eclipse community.
Here’s a brief summary of seven tools talks to help you decide which ones to attend:
- Eclipse Theia vs Che vs VS Code. Eclipse Theia was a very popular topic at last year’s EclipseCon and we’re sure it will be again this year now that Eclipse Theia 1.0 has been released. This talk by Jonas Helming will help you understand the relationships between Eclipse Theia, Eclipse Che, and Microsoft VS Code so you can make the right choices for your projects.
- Distribute Your VS Code Extensions With Open VSX. Many development tools, including Eclipse Theia, use the VS Code extension format. Miro Spönemann will introduce you to Eclipse Open VSX, a vendor-neutral open-source alternative to the Visual Studio Marketplace.
- Sirius Web: 100% Open Source Cloud Modeling Platform. Melanie Bats and Stephane Begaudeau will demonstrate Sirius Web, the cloud-based evolution of Eclipse Sirius that allows you to install modeling tools developed with Sirius on a web server and render them in a browser.
- Eclipse Tips and Tricks. Learn Eclipse IDE tips and tricks for each stage of development from Lakshmi Shanmugam and Sarika Sinha. Lakshmi and Sarika will also highlight new and noteworthy features in recent releases, with a focus on user interface improvements in the dark theme.
- Eclipse CDT 10.0 and Beyond. Eclipse CDT is a mature, open source solution that’s used as the basis for many vendor-specific IDEs. Alexander Fedorov will provide an overview of the next steps and focus areas for the CDT team. You’ll also learn more about Eclipse CDT developer resources and how to contribute to them.
- Using the Power of the LSP to Create Unconventional Language-Client/Server Integrations. Marc Dumais and Vincent Fugnitto will explain the benefits of using the Language Server Protocol (LSP) to integrate with tools other than compilers. They’ll share an integration example created as a proof-of-concept with an open source tool called crypto-detector.
- What’s New in the Eclipse Platform Project. Take a look back at the last four releases of the Eclipse Platform with Karsten Thoms to learn about the achievements that have been made since last year’s EclipseCon.
Register for EclipseCon 2020 Today
This year’s virtual EclipseCon event is being held October 19-22. There’s no cost to attend the sessions, but you do need to register.
For event details, visit eclipsecon.org/2020.
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And stay tuned for more insight into EclipseCon 2020. Our upcoming blogs will focus on:
- Talks for developers in the automotive industry
- Talks for Java developers
- Community Day events
- Tips to get the most out of EclipseCon