Donnerstag, 1. Mai 2008

Eclipse Certification?

Recently, I passed the UML certification test of OMG. It was pretty theoretical, but it was worth the hassle. It signals to your future employers and colleagues that you care about a subject and thought more deeply about it.

So I think certifications make sense and build trust.

Currently, there is no Eclipse certification program. But I think that would be a great addition to the Eclipse community.

This article cites top reasons for an Eclipse certification program:

Others think certifications are not useful:

Samstag, 12. April 2008

More Collaboration

A recent article on JavaWorld compared Eclipse with Netbeans. The outcome was a draw with a slight edge for Netbeans. While I heavily dispute the result, one thing struck me: There is not much support for collaboration within teams in Eclipse. There is the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) but I think there should be more collaboration features built right into the Eclipse platform. I think this should be a focus for the new Eclipse e4 version.
But maybe IBM does not want to cannibalize its upcoming Jazz platform?

Donnerstag, 10. April 2008

First Eclipse Poem

O Eclipse
Du Mutter aller IDEs
Welch Wonne
Auch ohne Sonne
Erstrahlst Du hell
In meinem Herzen
So wunderblau wenn
Ich Dich anschau

This roughly translates to the following lines in English:

O Eclipse
You mother of all IDEs
Which delight
Even without sun
You shine bright
In my heart
So wonderblue when
I look at you

Send me your Eclipse poems in any language! I will publish the best.

Freitag, 28. März 2008

Welcome to Eclipse Mago

Hello and welcome to the Eclipse Mago blog. Mago is Spanish and means wizard. So with Eclipse technology you can do wonderful things just like a wizard.
In this blog I want to post news about my interests in Eclipse. Currently, these are mainly my own projects EclipseMozilla (, EclipseDocs ( and the new project Naranja RCP.