Last Thursday happened the 1st Eclipse DemoCamp in Vancouver. It was a very dynamic event, with nine short talks packed into little more than one and a half hours. Attendance was high, I was really amazed to see such a great turnaround. The audience saw a diverse range of interesting Eclipse-based projects being developed in Vancouver/Victoria.
I demoed the TextUML Toolkit and got good feedback and some very interesting questions. The idea of a using a textual notation for creating UML models is still not a very easy sell, and that continues to surprise me. Being a developer, I find working with a textual notation so much more natural than a graphical one that it makes it hard for me to see things from other people’s shoes. I plan to go over the issue of textual versus graphical notations on a future post.
All in all, it was a great event. Many thanks to Tasktop‘s Robert Elves and Mik Kersten for organizing it, to the Eclipse Foundation for sponsoring the event, and congrats to all presenters.