Using, Extending and Teaching Eclipse

Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 9:00am
MIT Room 34-101
Sherry Shavor

Eclipse contains a Java Integrated Development Environment, is a platform for building and integrating application development tools, and is an open source project and community. This seminar will introduce the Java developer to the Java IDE including covering Eclipse-specific navigation and terminology. Eclipse can be extended through the development of plug-ins. This seminar will describe the plug-in architecture, the process and the tools to use to develop plug-ins. Several user interface plug-ins will be built during the class. Eclipse can be incorporated into academia to facilitate the teaching of the Java programming language as well as many architectural principles such as design patterns. This seminar will also describe how you can take advantage of Eclipse in a university.

Who Should Attend

Java programmers who want to use Eclipse as their integrated environment, advanced users who want to customize their environment, and tool providers who seek to develop tools that will integrate with Eclipse. Also computer science professors who are interested in incorporating Eclipse into their teaching or research.
Slides from the seminar, in PDF format, are available here . (4.1 MB)

Seminar in Detail: 
  • Introduction to Eclipse
  • Java development environment
  • CVS team integration
  • Plug-in development
  • Developing UI plug-ins
  • Teaching Eclipse
  • Future 3.0

Advanced Registration Price: $80.00 Good until Monday, 03/08/2004
Regular Price: $90.00

Sherry Shavor is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Sherry most recently managed the Eclipse Jumpstart team, which provides Eclipse education to the IBM development community and business partners. Sherry has taught Java technology to customers in the US, Canada and China. She has also taught at North Carolina State University. Since joining IBM, Sherry has held a variety of positions in product development, presented at numerous conferences, and published articles in the Java Developer's Journal and IBM Systems Journal. She received a B.S. in Computer Science at SUNY Stony Brook.

Title: The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse
Author(s): Sherry Shavor, et al
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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PDS price: $35.00
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MIT is at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, just on the north side of Memorial Drive(on the north shore of the Charles River), in Cambridge, MA.

Map showing the MIT campus. The red building is Bldg. 34; the Kendall T-Station is on Main Street off the right side of the map.

Building 34 is located on Vassar Street about half way between Main Street and Massachusetts Ave. It is a small square building turned 45 degrees to the street so it may look like a diamond, especially with a glass atrium entrance. Building 34 is set back a few yards from the street and the line of other buildings. It is between buildings 36 and 38.

Parking: Vassar Street on the other side of Mass Ave has a parking lot, a garage, and plenty of spaces on the street. MIT West Annex Lot and West Garage

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