Many Eclipse IDE users are still happy using Eclipse as their daily Java IDE - and indeed, the Java tooling in Eclipse is great. But don’t you hear people saying things like: Eclipse got too big, too slow, too clunky, too overloaded with features and plugins, doesn't support language X, hard to configure, and similar complaints? I do. I hear people complaining about all sorts of things and I am afraid of Eclipse losing its great reputation as an IDE. As a consequence, I think, we should try to make Eclipse fun again.
This talk throws in some proposals for making Eclipse fun again, shows some live demos of features we worked on to achieve this, and discusses many of the ideas we’ve been having. The idea is not to present ready-to-use solutions only, but also to trigger thoughts, discussions, and build the ground for more work in this direction. Eclipse should be fun again.