An Interesting Ottawa Demo Camp

The Ottawa Eclipse Demo camp was tonight and I thought I’d write about
it before I went to bed. The demos were quite interesting, a different
mix than before which keeps it fresh. And the hospitality of the
Foundation staff was awesome again.

was especially intrigued by Nick Edgar’s embedded web UI demo that he’s
working on as part of Jazz. This is something I thought of doing for my
talk at ESE. Present information in a web page using Eclipse’s embedded
browser. And then have JavaScript on that page interact with the
surrounding Eclipse environment. The workflow he showed was very clean
and I think there are some pretty cool things we can do with this. The
technique he used was quite a kludge and even he admits it
(communicating through the status bar?) But the SWT guys are thinking
of better ways and I can’t wait to try this myself.

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