September 2014

Project Quality

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!


Automated GUI tests as part of the project quality journey

Alex guides you through the typical steps teams take when deciding to automate GUI tests, and provides hints and tips for a smooth test process that are also relevant for other test types.

Productivity Intelligence: bridging the gap between developers and enterprise standards

Discover an innovative approach to measure quality in development processes through a three-dimensional analysis collecting performance values of economic, social and technical dimensions from your development tools.

Regression testing with RCP Testing Tool

This article demonstrates how to create UI tests with RCP Testing Tool. Existing Eclipse bugs from Eclipse bugzilla were used as scenarios for test cases.

Functional Testing made easy with SWTBot for Developers and Testers

Based on experience and evolutions, SWTBot is now used by Developers and QA Teams in a smoother way to test functionalities.

EclipseCon Europe - Program Released
We have three great days of talks, tutorials, keynotes, in-depth theme days and events planned. Register by Oct. 1 for early rates.

Jonas Helming


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.

JGit 3.5

EMF Client Platform 1.4

EMFStore 1.4

Xtext 2.7


Proteus Android Tooling

Cloud Application Management Framework


Trace Compass


EclipseCon Europe
Oct 28-30, 2014
Ludwigsburg, Germany

EclipseDay Beijing
Oct 29, 2014
Beijing, China

Eclipse Finance Day
Oct 30, 2014
Zürich, Switzerland

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