Thursday, May 25, 2006

IBM, Linux and Eclipse

It has been a long time I didn't attend any software or technology related seminar.

Linux and Eclipse

This team from IBM has been travelling around the world for 4 weeks time, and Kuala Lumpur is their last stop.

The morning session presented by business manager, afternoon is more on the Eclipse, sounds more interesting for the developers. They demo

Syntax checking function, the software will shows you where is the syntax error and suggest how to solve it.
History log, roll back to the previous version like your CVS, and you can disable it.
Scrapbook pages, simple type in your java command (eg. System.out.println("Hello, World!"); ), it will run, even without public static void main().
JUnit, is build in function for you to carry out your test script, it will indicate the testing is pass or fail.
GUI, how you can 'draw' your graphic component.
Locallization, easily convert your program to support multilingual.
webtools, it show some demo on ajax too.

I met khoo (his initial is gtk :) ). He is a developer that I met a few months back on a SUN Developer Day seminar. He just start a new job for a few weeks, they are using Linux as their development platform. We exchange some idea on web application development.

They recommended to get this Eclipse book, 'Java(TM) Developer's Guide to Eclipse, The (2nd Edition)', by Jim D'Anjou, Scott Fairbrother, Dan Kehn, John Kellerman, Pat McCarthy. Some of the authors are from IBM. Check Amazon.

Doug Tidwell, the technical speaker who show Eclipse. photo

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