29 August 2007

EclipseCon 2008

Yes, I want to go but I have to do my planning now. But until now no updates are happening in the EclipseCon 2008 RSS feed. I will need to prepare a few things before flying:

  1. Get all DynamicBeans plugins ready
  2. Get some small slide presentations ready (not for the speeches)
  3. Be ready to meet the people we might be working with after the conference

Educating developers in Eclipse RCP

Perhaps one of the challenges RCP vendors are facing today is the availability of talents when working with specific Java technology such as the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Since most of the Java developers are in the mainstream JEE (or in Singapore, it's still refer to J2EE) camp. It has been difficult to look for developers with a firm grasp of the RCP concept.

One way of tackling this issue is by providing an educational path or a courseware for would-be RCP developers in a manner on how a conscript is trained and sent to war. But this burden can be carried on by RCP vendors themselves or outsource to a competent training provider. But why would a developer spend time on something where opportunities are limited?