Now there’s a company that know how to treat its developers. 2400 hundred technical people (1200 from out of town) all in the San Jose Convention Centre. That is a non-trivial investment of time and money into team building. But if you’re going to work in a distributed environment, it is a very worthwhile investment.
I had the pleasure of speaking this morning to the Developer Summit, sharing the stage with Jeffrey McManus of Yahoo and Jeff Barr of Amazon. The topic was how to create platforms and successful ecosystems around them.
Even I was surprised at the number of people who put up their hand when I asked who’d used Eclipse. Well in excess of 80% of the people in the room. Very cool.
Even more exciting was the news that the night before the Eclipse-based Flex Builder 2.0 and Flex won the internal shoot out for coolest product, with Sho Kuwamoto running the demo. The full and open beta for the Flex technology is now available at http://labs.adobe.com.
Oops! Republished to fix the missing link to the Adobe beta site.