Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mark your Calendar for Waterfall 2006

This is a must for anyone: The upcoming Waterfall 2006 conference. Hope there are no parallel tracks so that I can attend every since session. :-)

Friday, January 27, 2006

Eclipse: Extension-Points without Plug-Ins

The Eclipse developers have finished huge refactorings of the runtime for the Eclipse 3.2M4 build. The most interesting refactoring is the extraction of the extension-point-framework into separate bundles. The nice thing about this refactoring is that this extracted extension-point-framework can now be used standalone - without an OSGi runtime. This allows you to use the extension-point/extension techniques even in those settings that make it hard to deploy an OSGi runtime (like application servers).

To use the extracted extension-point framework you just need to install the appropriate JAR files into your classpath and tell the framework at startup time where to find the extension-point and extension definition files. Thats it!

Great work from the Eclipse team!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

New Blog-Based Homepage

I swichted this site to be a blog-based site. This offers you a feed to keep track of changes, allows you to post comments and comes with a fresh new design. Your feedback is appreciated. You can still take a look at the old content here.