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Overview

The majority of our time at the User's Group meetings will be spent talking about using Eclipse to get things done. Each presentation should not only cover a topic which is interesting, but should (optimally) be given by a speaker with actual experience using Eclipse to do that kind of work. Each talk may start with "here's some cool thing X which you can do with Eclipse", but the bulk of the time should be spent covering "and here's how I've used plugin/view/tool Y to do X".

At the monthly Users Group meetings, new and unscheduled topics will be discussed and reviewed. Topics of interest (currently chosen by open voting), for which we can find volunteer speakers, will be moved onto the list of Scheduled Topics below, with a presentation date.

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Scheduled Topics

The following is a list of topics which have been voted on and recommended for presentation at a future monthly Eclipse Hawaii User's Group meeting.

To add your own topic, see Unscheduled Topics, below.

Unscheduled Topics

The following is a list of topics to consider for presentation at a future monthly Eclipse Hawaii User's Group meeting. Please append new topics, including a brief description, and any suggested speaker/presenter (person or company), to the end of the list.

Rich Ajax Platform (RAP)

Ajax, or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, is a group of interrelated web development techniques used to create highly interactive web sites. We will give an overview of RAP and build an AJAX front end on an existing web application.

(6/8 votes)

Eclipse's Value Proposition

Approaches to convincing management to allow/support/switch to using Eclipse for development work.

(6/8 votes)

Dynamic Web Applications

Providing the right tools for building web applications is one of the things Eclipse does best. Using Java and Servlet Technology, we will build a dynamic web site in this session. You will also learn HTTP and HTML basics.

(5/8 votes)

Lego Mindstorm

Learn how to program the Lego Mindstorm robot using Eclipse. This will include a brief overview of standard Lego Mindstorm software, an over view of Eclipse, and then a live programming session to make the robot do stuff.

(4/8 votes)

Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT)

BIRT is a reporting system for web applications which can allow you to quickly produce high quality reports based on existing or new data sources. In this session, we will provide an overview of BIRT and create reports using the various tools.

(4/8 votes)

.Net and Eclipse

Using the Eclipse IDE to develop and interact with .Net applications.

(4/8 votes)

SOA Tools Platform Overview

SOA, Service Oriented Architecture, is the buzzword for 2007 and 2008. Eclipse provides tools and frameworks such as BPEL, BPMN and a Policy Editor for enabling the construction of applications using the principles of SOA. This session will review the tools and demonstrate the construction of SOA components.

(3/8 votes)

Eclipse in the Real World

This session will involve one or more companies that use Eclipse on a daily basis for development. A demo (if possible) of the developed application will be given followed by a high-level code walk through highlighting areas where Eclipse was invaluable as a tool to accomplish.

(2/8 votes)

Eclipse for Beginners

Learn about Eclipse, the exciting open source development tool created by IBM, for building applications for the enterprise (Web, SOA, Desktop, etc.) using Java technology. This session will largely be a demonstration of the Eclipse platform where a desktop and web based application will be built and debugged.

Building Web Sites

Eclipse is a multipurpose tool, which among other things can be used to build multi-page, graphical, and interactive web sites. This session will focus on using Eclipse to build web sites and will demonstrate the various web site editors (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) that are available in Eclipse.

Database access

Data drives dynamic websites! Eclipse has many tools, which can be used to help you connect to, transform, and use data from just about any data source. This session will demonstrate how to connect to a DB2 database use the Eclipse tools to work with the data. Additionally, a small web application will be built which uses the data.

Using XML

It would be hard to find many applications written in the past five years that didn’t utilize XML in some fashion. XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, and the many surrounding technologies are cornerstones in any web-based application. Eclipse has many tools for working with XML, which we will cover in this session.

Software Modeling

Eclipse provides frameworks and tools to allow you to utilize modeling languages such as UML to build your application in Java. UML, Unified Modeling Language, allows the designer to graphically depict a complex model with relationships. Using Eclipse, you can build this UML model and then generate the necessary Java classes to accomplish the relationships in the model. In this session, we will build a model, generate the Java code, then build a simple interface to exercise the code.

Switching from .Net to Eclipse

Eclipse vs. NetBeans

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