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Eclipse Stories

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Lots of people are doing incredible things with Eclipse. People are building amazing applications that embedded Eclipse technology. Companies have standardized on Eclipse as their development tools platform. As with any open source community, sharing information is critical to keeping a community healthy and strong. Sharing how you use Eclipse will help other people realize the full potential of Eclipse technology.

We want you to share your Eclipse story with the community. On this wiki page, we are encourage individuals and companies to tell the community how they use Eclipse. Tell us what type of applications you build, what Eclipse technology you use and what you like about Eclipse. You can tell us your personal story or tell us what your company is doing. Just tell us your story.

To encourage early stories, the Eclipse Foundation will raffle off a pass to JavaOne 2010 to all who submitted a story. To be included in the raffle you need to submit your story on the wiki by September 9, 2010 at 1:00pmET.


Title: Protein Analysis with Eclipse RCP

Name: Cell Biosciences

Cell Biosciences is a company that provides instruments and software to analyze the proteins in the human body. Their systems help life science researchers in research institutions and pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies.

Cell Biosciences uses Eclipse RCP to create desktop applications to analyze the data sent from their imaging machines. The RCP based application use allows researchers to setup, run and analyze data experiments. The applications feature graphs, images and tables of data that can be sliced in different ways.

In addition to RCP, Cell Biosciences uses Eclipse as their development tool platform. Their systems include Java, Python, Javascript and C/C++ code. To support their development needs they use PyDev, Subclipse, Egit, JUnit, SWT Bot, TPTP Test and Performance, WTP WSDL editing and Aptana for Javascript.

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Title: Alone in the vi-lderness

Name Nortel (Ottawa)

Story: I was introduced to Eclipse while working in Java for a network management group. Very smart architect/designer made great use of a number of open source tools to create a complex network management tool that cost the company practically nothing to distribute. I went back to a team doing on-switch development in C and stepped back 20 years where the main tools were vi and grep. Used very efficiently mind you. A smart bunch. I wanted more, downloaded CDT and eclipse 3.5. Only problem was it appears I was the only person in the entire division of the company using Eclipse/CDT. Still don't kno why.

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