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Slides from the EclipseCon 2011 session: EclipseCon 2011 - An Early Adopter's Retrospective on an E4 Industrial Project
When it comes to developing a large application from scratch for Airbus Simulation Software, one would surely avoid relying on a framework that's still in beta and with a provisional API. A framework like E4 in early 2010. In this presentation, we will not only explain the reasons of this carefully-thought madness, but also how we succeeded with our approach.
We'll talk about everything we used from stock OSGi services (API-level), Declarative Services, Databinding, E4 Context tricks, extending E4's dependency injection, ... to making a custom build, testing and deployment with Tycho (without PDE's RCP export). But most of all, we will tell you why we did it, what went well and what went wrong, and how we would do it again.
This project has taught us a lot about the best practices with E4 development, we hope to share them and open the discussion on how we see E4's future for RCP applications (and whether you should use E4 for your next RCP application or not).
Talk page on EclipseCon website: https://www.eclipsecon.org/submissions/2011/view_talk.php?id=2103
See the last slide for contact information.