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Ubuntu Developer Day India 2011


Event details

When?

27 January 2011
9am – 6pm

 

Where?

Bangalore, India

 

What is the Ubuntu Developer Day?

Ubuntu Developer Day will be the largest event in Bangalore in 2011 that focuses on getting developers productive on the Ubuntu platform that is growing in popularity every day.

With keynote speeches from various members of the Canonical team, as well as hands-on technical sessions it is designed to deliver a great way for any developer to rapidly get up-to-speed on Ubuntu.

Register now to avoid disappointment.

 

What’s on the agenda?

The day will have a strong technical focus, with confirmed topics including:

  • How Canonical works with developers
  • The opportunity for ISVs
  • The Ubuntu cloud-computing proposition
  • How to code successfully with Ubuntu
  • and much more…

 

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to engineers and developers with an a professional interest in using Ubuntu as a developer platform or in developing applications for the Ubuntu user base.

 

What is the cost?

The event is sponsored by Canonical and is free of charge.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Canonical.

 

How do I register?

Go to our registration form to secure your place.

 

Make sure you register before 20th January 2011 to guarantee your place as places are limited and subject to availability.

Google Gives $5M Worth of Java GUI Tools to Eclipse


Google has donated two open-source Java tools to the Eclipse Foundation to join the popular IDE suite in 2011.

The tech giant’s WindowBuilder and CodePro AnalytiX were part of Google’s acquisition of Instantiations in August this year. By September, Google had relaunched some of Instantiations’ tools as open-source software.

One of those tools was WindowBuilder, a WYSIWYG code generator. This drag-and-drop, bidirectional GUI designer for Java played nicely with a variety of frameworks, including Swing, XML Windowing Toolkit (XWT), the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and more. With support for Windows , Linux  and Mac, the Eclipse extension was intended to make Java app creation a lot simpler and faster.

And CodePro is another interesting Eclipse plugin for “comprehensive automated software code quality and security analysis.” The toolkit included features from EclipsePro Audit and EclipsePro Test and generally attempted to improve code quality, maintenance and readability.

Instatiations’ execs estimate the software, which is slated to roll out with the rest of the Eclipse June 2011 release train, is worth around $5 million.

Google’s emphasis on Java tools is hardly surprising; the blockbuster success of the Android platform (and sometimes harsh criticism of the Android Market of apps) has practically mandated a focus on Java, which is a big part of the Android stack. Giving devs better Java tools free of charge is an investment in the future of Google’s own platforms.

That’s not to say either of these Eclipse extensions is, in itself, going to be directly used for Android applications; we’re not sure either tool is intended for mobile development. But better tools make better Java devs, who in turn are better equipped to make more and better Android apps.

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