Eclipse DemoCamp Dortmund – November 30th at FZW

The Eclipse Foundation announced a new DemoCamp series for November 2010, and of course we will join the event series with a DemoCamp in Dortmund again. The FZW was a really nice location last time and thus we booked it again. There is enough parking space and also the central railway station is just a 5 min walk away.

Last time over 60 persons joined the Dortmund DemoCamp, making it one of the larger of its sort of the past Helios DemoCamp series. I hope that we will have again so many attendees.

At the moment I am searching for some exciting Demos about different areas of Eclipse. I am happy to have Marcel Bruch talking about his “Eclipse Code Recommenders” project. I met him on Frankfurt’s DemoCamp last November and on Darmstadt’s DemoCamp in July. Not only that the topic is rather amazing, Marcel is an excellent presenter.

Last month I met Ekkehard Gentz in San Francisco at Cafe Mason. He was presenting at the Blackberry DevCon, whilest I had a project in the Bay Area at this moment. I already wanted him for the last DemoCamp talking about his RedView project, but last time it clashed with another DemoCamp. I was not aware that he is so deep in Blackberry development now and was really impressed what he has done for this customer in the mobile area. He will definetely be an enrichment for the camp.

The next interesting topic in the line is CDO. Eike Stepper gave me the recommendation for Stefan Winkler, and Stefan was so kind to do the CDO demo. Stefan is a long-time CDO committer and he will also present CDO at the Eclipse DemoCamp in Bonn. I am also very interested in CDO and introducing it in a customer project for a RCP/JavaEE application with Teneo/Spring/Hibernate stack.

Although I myself entered a demo of my current topic – Building Xtext projects with Maven – I hope to find enough topics from different areas. As organizer I am not unhappy to make place for other presentations. So if you have a good idea, just add a proposal on the DemoCamp’s Wiki page.

I am also very happy that Ralph Müller from the Eclipse Foundation will join the camp again. It is always a pleasure to have him as representative from Eclipse at the camps and this is also the rare chance to speak about Eclipse strategic development from first hand.

Don’t miss the chance to meet with Eclipse enthusiasts and experts from the region Ruhrgebiet / Westfalen. And as always, the whole event is for free! Just enter yourself on the DemoCamp’s Wiki page. Also check out the other locations around the globe.

Eclipse DemoCamp November 26th in Frankfurt

Next week, Thursday Nov. 26th, there will be an Eclipse DemoCamp in Frankfurt, starting 05:30 PM until 09:00 PM at Saalbau Gallus. I am happy that my current project schedule allows me being in Frankfurt at this time. There are already over 40 registered attendees, this is quite impressing. There are 6 interesting talks presented at this DemoCamp:

  • Using Eclipse TMF in a large scale modeling and implementation project from Dr. Nikolai Busse (Deutsche Börse Systems AG). The project Nikolai is talking about is the one I am working on most of this year. I already had the opportunity to talk about this project at the CodeGeneration 2009 and W-JAX 09 conference. Nikolai will no doubt give an really interesting talk about an extraordinary project.
  • redView – dynamische Views für Business Applications from Ekkehard Gentz. Ekke has created a fascinating project using technologies like EMF, CDO, openArchitectureWare, UML2. Ekke is also a member on the openArchitectureWare team and it is always a pleasure to talk with him. Last time we met was last week at the W-JAX, but unfortunately I had to leave on thursday before his talk. Now I have the chance to see it finally.
  • JPA (EclipseLink) in OSGI Anwendungen from Karsten Voigt (IBM Global Business Services). EclipseLink will be the reference implementation of the JPA 2.0 standard. This framework has already a long history and many experience was put into it. Although Hibernate is most widely spreaded I think that EclipseLink will play a bigger role in the future. EclipseLink has smooth integration with EMF with Teneo, which makes Domain Driven Design with JPA persistence really easy.
  • Eclipse Code Recommenders – How much can the IDE predict what you will write in the next seconds? from Marcel Bruch (TU Darmstadt). Marcel presents his research project where a more intelligent way for producing IDE proposals is developed. Sounds interesting.
  • Das ist hier Usus… from Leif Frenzel and Stefan Schürle (adrena objects). They will present projectusus, which aims to provide Eclipse plugins that derive settings for Eclipse and code quality plugins like Checkstyle and EclEmma. The clue is that the settings try to match automatically what’s a project’s usus.
  • RCP goes Web 2.0 – Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform from Benjamin Muskalla (EclipseSource). Let’s see what RAP has new…

6 talks are really a lot for a DemoCamp. Besides presentations also networking is important at a DemoCamp. Let’s hope there is enough space for talking. Ralph Müller from the Eclipse Foundation will be there (where on the world is he not?), some people from SAP, Heidelberger Services AG, some of my colleagues from itemis, and several others. And it will be the first time I meet Attila Bak in person, who I now from the Fornax Project since some years already, but until now just via email.

Maybe I can met YOU also there? Registering is easy, and the event is free of charge. To register, just enter yourself to the DemoCamp’s Wiki page. To edit it, you’ll just need an account there. If you don’t want to open account just for that, just send me a mail and I’ll add you.