Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

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April 2006 VIJUG meeting

VIJUG is on a roll. This month we have Wayne Beaton coming all the way from Ottawa for a presentation. Eclipse users – this is a must come event. And all others should come to check it out too.

Sierra Systems, 737 Courtney Street in downtown Victoria, find it on Google Maps
Wednesday, 26th April 2006(fourth Wednesday of the month), 17:00
Wayne Beaton from the Eclipse Foundation will present Developing Eclipse Plug-ins and RCP Applications.

What is Eclipse? Eclipse is a Java integrated development environment (IDE),
a generic IDE and application framework, an open source project and
foundation, a community, and eco-system. During this talk, we’ll introduce
Eclipse in the larger sense before we drill down into a discussion of the
Eclipse component model, the creation of plug-ins for Eclipse to extend the
development environment, and building rich clients using Eclipse technology.

Using a combination of presentation and demonstration, we will show you how
to use Eclipse’s Plug-in Development Environment to build plug-ins to extend
the development environment by hooking into various services provided by the
platform. We’ll show how plug-ins can be designed for use in the development
environment and in standalone rich client applications using the Eclipse
Rich Client Platform.

Time and interest permitting, we will discuss other Eclipse projects,
including the use of the Web Tools Project for constructing J2EE components
(servlets, JSPs, and EJBs) and managing application servers.

Wayne Beaton is employed by The Eclipse Foundation where he works as an
evangelist, spreading the word and helping folks adopt Eclipse technologies.
Wayne has extensive experience in object-oriented software development and
is a strong proponent of refactoring, unit testing, and agile development

We got some material from Sun including CD’s, Tigers, pins, pens and books to give away. In addition we have review book copies from OReilly to give out to prospective reviewers.
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested. Please let us know if you intend to come.

We hope to meet you there.


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