I’ve been using Eclipse as my main IDE the past couple of years. Eclipse by itself is great for Java development, but you can do so much more with it then just that. One of the biggest advantages I think Eclipse has, is that there are so many plugins available for it.
I’m currently working on a project where we are looking at creating an integration layer for external applications to connect to our back-end applications. In our case, one of the back-end applications is Hippo CMS 7’s repository. I’ve been reading up on ESB’s like Apache ServiceMix and Synapse, but even though both projects look very interesting, they actually are a bit too much for what I want to do. There was one project though that seems to be exactly what I want: Apache Camel.
Since I’m not able to attend the actual ApacheCon conference days I decided to join some of the pre-conference meetups.
Recently I was working on a new Hippo CMS 7 based project, where I was in need of a repository component that could run in the background and perform some scheduled tasks. While talking to some colleagues about what I had to do, they pointed me to a build-in solution for adding repository components, which are initiated at startup. It was actually very simple to implement this feature, so I’ll try to describe how you can achieve the same solution in some very small steps.
This week is ApacheCon Europe week. I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend any sessions during the actual conference, but I am going to attend some of the meetup sessions on Monday and Tuesday evening.For those of you that are attending the conference, I can say that the program looks really promising and has a lot to offer.If you’re attending the ApacheCon on Thursday, be sure to check out Niels’s talk on “Documentation: get it right!”