March 2013

Introduction to Xtend - Java Unleashed

Welcome to the second issue of the Eclipse Newsletter. This month's theme celebrates the release of Xtend 2.4, which is available for download starting today!

Eclipse Xtend is a new statically-typed programming language that aims to be a better language for Java developers. Xtend adds to Java features like lambdas, operator overloading and extension methods, while reducing the verbosity of the Java language. In this newsletter we feature articles on Xtend's support for Android development, Xtend's new Active Annotations and how Xtend can be used to write JavaFX applications.

Enjoy and let us know what you think about Xtend.

Eclipse Newsletter Editor

Android Development With Xtend

Xtend 2.4 makes development for Android even simpler by providing specialized debugging support and easy and optional project configuration via Maven.

Introduction To Active Annotations

One of the most important new features in Xtend 2.4 are Active Annotations. They allow developers to participate in the translation from Xtend to Java code. This article explains Active Annotations by example.

JavaFX Loves Xtend

This article looks at three different aspects of the JavaFX API and shows how the Java code can be replaced by equivalent but much more redable and concise Xtend code.

Recommended Links

Eclipse Juno SR2 is now available for download

The packages for the Juno SR2 release are now available for download.
Eclipse Community Awards 2013 - Finalists

The Eclipse Foundation congratulates the finalists for the 2013 Eclipse Community Awards. The winners will be announced on March 25 during the Awards Ceremony at EclipseCon 2013.
EclipseCon France Call for Papers

Submissions are now open for EclipseCon France, planned for June 5-6 in Toulouse.

Orion 2.0 Release

Maven Integration for Web Tools Platform 0.17 Release

JGit 2.3 Release

EGit 2.3 Release

Gemini DBAccess 1.1 Release




EclipseCon 2013
March 25-28, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

ALM Executive Day
March 27, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Eclipse Day Florence 2013
May 10, 2013
Florence, Italy

Eclipse Integrated Development Day
May 27, 2013
Berlin, Germany

EclipseCon France 2013
June 5-6, 2013
Toulouse, France

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