September 2013

How software lifecycle tools are changing

Eclipse and open source in general has changed the way organizations select their software lifecycle tools. Projects like Mylyn make it easier to integrate lifecycle tools from different sources. In this version of the newsletter we highlight some of these trends and look at how Mylyn can be used with tools like Git, Gerrit and Hudson.

Join us for EclipseCon Europe next month, October 29-31 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. There is a great agenda of talks covering all aspects of Eclipse.

Last month, we conducted a survey to find out what you think about the Eclipse Newsletter and what you'd like to read about in the upcoming issues. We discovered that 93.5% of you are somewhat satisfied or satisfied with the newsletter and received great theme suggestions that we will use for upcoming issues. Thank you to everyone who responded and congratulations to the five participants that won an Eclipse Hoodie!

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Using Mylyn with Git, Gerrit and Hudson

Read a step-by-step guide on how to setup a workspace for contributing changes to Eclipse using Git, Gerrit and Hudson.

What is new in Mylyn 3.9

Mylyn 3.9 was part of the Mylyn release train. Find out what is new for your task focus tool.

The Case for Software Lifecycle Integration

Read a manager's view on why organizations need to focus on lifecycle integration not just lifecycle management.

Developer Popularism is changing the face of ALM

Developers are not more influential in the tools used for software development. Read what are the implications for ALM.

Organize an Eclipse DemoCamp in Your City

The Eclipse Foundation is sponsoring another series of Eclipse DemoCamps during the month of November. We want to encourage Eclipse community members to organize a DemoCamp in your home city. DemoCamps are a great way to build a local Eclipse community. Sign-up now.
Register for the Eclipse Fall 2013 Training Series

The Eclipse member companies are pleased to announce the Fall 2013 Training Series, taking place between Oct. 21 and Nov. 30, 2013. These training classes are an excellent opportunity for software developers and architects to learn more about Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP), Eclipse4 RCP, Eclipse BIRT, Building OSGI/RCP applications with Maven/Tycho and Modeling Technologies.

Doug Schaefer


What do you do?
I am one of the architects on the Eclipse-based Momentics IDE for the BlackBerry 10 Native Development Kit. I am also the long serving lead of the C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT) project, am on the Eclipse Tools Project Management Committee and a member of both the Eclipse Architecture and Planning Councils. I've always loved making tools that help software developers build great software and Eclipse is such a great platform with which to do that.

How long have you been using Eclipse?
I've been using Eclipse since it was a young pup back in 2001. Shortly after that I started working on the CDT.

Name five plugins you use and recommend:

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
As you can see from my picture, I love playing guitar, and not just campfire songs, but not much more than just hacking around. I'm slowly learning how to play drums, and am getting into creating electronic music. Check me out on SoundCloud: where I go by the handle dasSonic.

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Eclipse Stammtisch Darmstadt
October 10, 2013
Bickenbach, Germany

EclipseCon Europe 2013
October 29-31, 2013
Ludwigsburg, Germany

EclipseCon 2014
March 17-20, 2014
San Francisco, California

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