EclipseCon Europe celebrates tenth anniversary of Eclipse
When the European EclipseCon event takes place in Ludwigsburg, Germany, on 2-4 November, it will have been almost ten years since IBM released Eclipse as an open source development environment; it quickly became the market leader among Java IDEs. The Eclipse Foundation, which was formed in 2004 and organises EclipseCon, plans to take the opportunity of this anniversary to pay tribute to the success of the development environment and that of many other related open source projects.
The open source organisation has invited former IBM executive John Swainson, who was instrumental in the release of Eclipse in 2001, to offer a retrospective of the IDE's history in his keynote speech. Other keynote speakers named in the full schedule that has now been announced include David Cuartielles, co-developer of the Arduino hardware platform, and modelling veteran Bran Selic. There will also be a Java 7 presentation track.