Saturday, September 29, 2007

Eclipse Summer School 2007 has just completed!

Our Eclipse Summer School 2007 (weekly Eclipse training in Poznań - Poland) has just finished. We have invited mostly students, but there were also representatives of industry - some companies. Together we had 34 participants from the whole Poland!

The training took 6 days, 8 hours/day (the participants and presenters were very brave to complete it) and we managed to cover most interesting parts of Eclipse: Eclipse as an IDE, Plugin Architecture, SWT/JFace, EMF, Views, Perspectives, Editors, RCP, GMF, BIRT.

We are proud to announce, that the feedback was very positive! The average overall experience was 4.96 (very good, in 1-6 scale) and 100% of the participants would recommend our training to their colleagues.
I hope this feedback is so high, not only because Alicja (one of our presenters) has great freckles and male participants have fallen in love with her ;-)

Eclipse Summer School 2007 website is at: - you can see pictures from the event and download the slides (in Polish only).

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

catchy questions

Eclipse training, like we have this week in Poland, it's always great opportunity to learn new things, as students have lots of stimulating questions, that you'd never ask yourself :)

So today morning we were debugging JUnit tests and got caught by "Why Drop To Frame is inactive?".

Luckly, Darin Wright already answered to this question some time ago on bugzilla:
"the Java debugger supports the operation when
debugging on a VM that supports it (1.4.x or higher), and there are no native
methods on the call stack above the point you want to drop to."

That was the hit, as we had JUnit native methods on the stack.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Nice GMF video for newcomers

While I was trying to find an answer for some question on the newsgroup I came across nice GMF video. You can find it HERE. I'm not sure if it is linked anywhere on the GMF website, so I post it here as it can be very useful for people, who start playing with GMF.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Programmer day

Best wishes for programmers day to whole Eclipse Community :D