Last Friday was a happy day for Java developers in Hamburg: not only did Apple and Oracle announce their plan to continue development of Java on the Mac OSX platform, but we also had the pleasure to host this fall’s instance of Eclipse DemoCamp Hamburg in a bookstore!
As I’m writing this, Eclipse Summit Europe 2010 is merely hours away and everyone is getting excited to get there and meet Eclipse family.
I think the program committee have done a great job at putting together an exciting conference program with lots of technical sessions, interactive tutorials and inspiring keynotes.
As a special treat for smart phone users, we’re offering a conference schedule app for iPhone, Android and all other smart phones that come with a browser. Read more
A few days ago, Apple made some small, but very important changes to the iOS Developer Program Agreement – a document which you must agree to before you can download the iOS SDK and start developing software for the iOS platform. These changes will drastically change the way we will build software for the iPhone, iPad and iPod and any other device that runs iOS.
I’ve been doing all sorts of software development over the past few years, from closed-source in-house software for companies to closed-source product development to open-source frameworks and tools development to close-source app development.
Looking back on my experience with the various drawbacks and benefits of each of those development modes, I hereby recommend your next app be open sourced.
… if you’re not interested in meeting local (and non-local) Eclipse enthusiasts and committers, learning something about Eclipse, Git, SWT, Qt, e4 and the iPhone, watching some nice Pixar short films in a cosy cinema, and frosty beverages.
I received my iPad just a few days ago, and despite this short period of time, it already changed the way I work drastically.