Just a quick reminder that I'll be speaking at the RTP WebSphere Users Group on Tuesday night. I'm speaking about using Eclipse to develop and test applications on WebSphere Application Server and building front ends for those applications using Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP).
I have a presentation that should occupy a good chunk of the night, but I'm banking on folks having questions that will drive the talk in whatever direction it needs to go. I'm also planning to do a lot of demos.
So... there'll be WTB presenting WTP & RCP @ WUG in RTP. It's all just a little too much for an acronym-impared individual such as myself...[Read More]
Eclipse hints, tips, and random musings
No... this isn't a rallying cry for King and country...
I've been filling out a lot of web forms lately. One thing that really bothers me (okay, it's really more of a nit) is the order of country/state/code fields. In Canada, we have provinces, not states. But I can live with it. I'm happy to call them states if that makes things easier for form designers (even though there's a fundamental difference between provinces and states).
Doesn't that sound easier? It'd sure make me happier. The little things mean a lot...[Read More]
I've been invited to speak at the RTP WebSphere Users Group (RTPWUG). Since I'm in Raleigh anyway (delivering the second leg of the Eclipse in Motion seminar series), it was a no-brainer to jump at the opportunity to speak with more folks about some of the great stuff happening in the Eclipse community.
My plan is to talk about Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) and Web Tools. More specifically, I plan to talk about how you can use 'em together to build enterprise-scale applications with rich front ends (that are modular, updatable, extendable, etc.) and powerful backends (using standards-based J2EE technology). The one wrinkle for me is that I'm planning to do this all the context of WebSphere Application Server which means that I have to rework some of my presentation material and get an actual copy of WebSphere Application Server 6.0 to run my demonstrations. I figure that I'll just download the evaluation and pull an Aniszczyk one night next week to pull the materials together.
In the meantime, if you're planning to attend the RTPWUG meeting, feel free to drop a recommendation or two on other topic areas. I like to keep things flexible, so I don't mind moving in a different direction if that's what the audience wants. Your silence means that you're happy with what I'm planning.
See you there![Read More]