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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lots of good stuff at EclipseCon

There was a ton of interesting stuff this year at EclipseCon but my favourite was Kevin McGuire and Tim Wagner's key note, "Darwin Among the IDEs". We are often so mired in our day to day work that we fail to step back, evaluate where we are, where we have come from and where we might be going. Keynotes are supposed to make you think and this one took my mind off throbbing default buttons and Mac toolbars that didn't make M6.

During the "e4 in Review" talk, people were asking about backward compatibility with 3.x and Martin Oberhuber stressed that Eclipse was a platform and then innocently asked, "What would happen if Windows suddenly stopped running our old programs?"

It took a second for the room to get it and then explode.



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