This month, we bring you a newsletter focused on Project Quality, since we're hosting a Project Quality Day at EclipseCon Europe. We thought it was the perfect chance to learn a bit more about the subject.
Obviously, testing plays a big part when trying to reach perfection and it's always important to deliver high quality products. We hope the articles below will help you raise your project's quality. Scroll down to read all about automated GUI tests, productivity intelligence, regression testing with RCP testing tool, and functional testing with SWTBot.
Early registration deadline for EclipseCon Europe is next week, October 1. Register now!
What do you do?
I work as a consultant, trainer and software engineer at EclipseSource. Together, Maximilian Koegel and I lead our office in Munich. We support our customers developing their solutions based on Eclipse Technology and also offer sponsored development and Long Term Support. On top of that, I am an Eclipse committer and I'm involved in several projects, e.g. EMF Forms and e4. Finally, I like to write about technologies on my blog, but I also frequently publish articles and speak at conferences.
How long have you been using Eclipse?
I started to use Eclipse 12 years ago as an IDE and it is still my favorite one. With Callisto, I started to create plugins and RCP Applications. Now, most projects I work on use at least some Eclipse technologies, especially EMF and EMF Forms.
Name five plugins you use and recommend:
- e4 Tools: A must for every e4 developer. They are about to be moved to the platform project now, so they can graduate and become part of the release train
- Checkstyle: Really helps to improve the quality of code
- ECL Emma: The best solution I know to measure test coverage within Eclipse
- FindBugs: A good addition to checkstyle
- EMF Forms: Of course I need to pick it :-) I really enjoy working on and with it
What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
I love to do a variety of sports, such as climbing, hiking, swimming or squash. Quite recently, I started playing golf with Ralph Müller, we have an excellent teacher in the community.