Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2010’

Eclipse @ OOP 2010

As every year, I am looking forward to one of my favorite conferences about software architecture and other interesting stuff, the OOP 2010 (January 25th – 29th in Munich, Germany). This year, I give a full day tutorial on Advanced Eclipse RCP (in German)  and a preview on e4: CSS Styling and Workbench Modeling (in English). While most sessions are in German, there are quite a bunch of sessions in English as well.

So, if you happen to be in Munich at the end of January, may be the OOP 2010 could be an interesting conference for you.

See you there,

Kai

e4: Animated Splash Screen Experiment

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Recently I started playing around with the great Trident animation library (by Kirill Grouchnikov). Boris Bokowski was so kind to provide a bundle-fied version of Trident in the e4 repository, so I could integrate it easily into my e4 Contacts demo. The first thing I wanted to try out was to animate the splash screen. Since the new year has just started, I integrated the Trident fireworks demo with very few modifications. Since e4 has no SplashHandler support (yet :)), I hacked the start up of the E4Application class a bit and inserted a new SWT Shell, running the Fireworks animation.

I have created a little screen capture animation how the start up of the e4 contacts demo looks with animated splash screen. Click on the picture below to start the animation.

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Have Fun

Kai

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