This meeting’s theme: Programming
Eclipse IDE presented by Dan Juliano
- UI layer runs on top of SWT libraries, so it should be more responsive.
- Engineered differently than most other IDEs
- Fairly memory-intensive. Just launched, it took 135 MB of RAM on Dan’s demo system (an Intel Mac).
- IBM has put a lot of support behind this project.
- Primarily supports Java development, but there are versions and plugins for other languages.
- Aptana http://www.aptana.com is an online web dev environment that fits nicely with Eclipse.
- Good code validation plugin which will validate various languages.
- Standard IDE stuff like syntax highlighting.
- Has a large undo feature that remembers every change made since you started the session and can revert to any point. That causes a lot of the memory usage.
Several random discussions took place at this point in the meeting.
Hudson (https://hudson.dev.java.net/) presented by Dan Juliano
- Billed as an “Extensible continuous integration engine”
- Tons of plugins.
- Dan exploring using this for automated scheduled jobs as a replacement for doing the same with cron.
Several members of the group adjourned to Hessen Haus for food and beverages.