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SYS-CON.TV's Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) Live Webinar To Take Place on September 26

Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is a runtime platform for delivering your Java applications on multiple platforms

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Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) is a runtime platform for delivering your Java applications on multiple platforms. RCP is far more than just a widget toolkit; it is effectively rich client "middleware" that provides a comprehensive platform for building and deploying applications that are modular, extensible, and updatable.

Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) originated as an effort to formalize what some organizations had been already been doing with earlier versions: using the richness of the open source Eclipse platform to deliver high quality applications that provide rich user experiences. Since then, numerous organizations (including NASA, IBM, and Novell) have started to leverage Eclipse as the delivery platform for their own applications. As Eclipse continues to evolve, so does the support for building rich client applications.

During this session, through a combination of presentation and demonstration, we will show you how to leverage Eclipse 3.2 and the entire Eclipse eco-system to build and deploy rich client applications targeting multiple operating systems (Linux, UNIX, MacOS, Windows, and mobile devices).

Web seminar presenters:
Wayne Beaton is employed by The Eclipse Foundation where he works as an evangelist, spreading the word and helping folks adopt Eclipse technologies. Wayne has extensive experience in object-oriented software development and is a strong proponent of refactoring, unit testing, and agile development methodologies.

Jeff McAffer leads the Eclipse Equinox OSGi and Eclipse RCP teams and is a Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Rational. He is one of the architects of the Eclipse Platform and a co-author of The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (Addison-Wesley). He is a member of the Eclipse Project PMC and the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors and has been involved in Eclipse from the beginning. Jeff is currently interested all aspects of Eclipse componentry from developing and building bundles to deploy and installing them and ultimately running them. All of this in an effort to realize Eclipse's original vision as a platform for composing general sets of application function to solve real problems. Previous lives included work in distributed/parallel OO computing (Server Smalltalk, massively parallel Smalltalk, etc) as well as expert systems, meta-level architectures and a PhD at the University of Tokyo.

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