EclipseCon 2009 Day One Roundup

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EclipseCon 2009 Day One Roundup

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With the first day down at EclipseCon, here is my roundup about what has been going on so far. One of the main parts of the day was the announcement of the Eclipse Community Award Winners -  congratulations to all the individual winners for your committement to the Eclipse community, and to both the commercial and open source tool winners for their innovative uses of Eclipse technologies. 

Peter Freise pointed me in the direction of the slides from the Platform Resource Tutorial that took place today, given by John Athorne from IBM. It's interesting to see how the model is implemented. You'll find a few more of the tutorial slides up on gPublication - including this one from the ReSTful OSGi Web Applications Tutorial from the guys at NASA. 

There was plenty of announcements for the first day. The Eclipse Training Alliance got new partners in the form of itemis, ProSyst and SOPERA, and will be offering a new set of courses including classes in modelling (both EMF and GMF) thanks to itemis. You can check out the list of courses now available here. This really is great news as the training alliance now has coverage of RCP, modelling, OSGi and SOA. In related news, WeigleWilczek will be expanding to the UK with the addition of Neil Bartlett, a well known OSGi expert. This increases the coverage of WW's consultancy and coaching services. 

Other announcements made at the conference include the release of JBoss Developer Studio 2.0, and the first release of Swordfish, the Eclipse SOA framework. A summary of the related SOA tutorial that took place is available here

Finally, the Twitter screen look fantastic - I took this image down from the EclipseCon Flickr set 



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