DPS909 and OSD600 Winter 2009 Eclipse WTP Weekly Schedule
From Open Source@Seneca
The course is broken into two parts. First, general open source and and community specific skills and ideas are taught. Students learn and/or review how to work with Java EE, WTP, Eclipse project techniques and practices. Second, students focus on bug fixing within the Eclipse WTP project itself. All your work will be based on this Basic Tutor
Part I – Essential Open Source Development and Java/Eclipse Skills and Concepts
Week 1 (Jan 12) Course introduction
- Course introduction
- Intro to open source
- Intro to the Eclipse WTP project
- "Cathedral and Bazaar" by Eric Raymond
- "Revolution OS" [film] (see also http://www.revolution-os.com/ or QA 76.9.A25 R68 2003)
- Database Resources:
- Java EE Tutorial and Samples (.zip)
- Create an account on this wiki for yourself
- Create a personal wiki page on this wiki
- Add a link for yourself to the People page and the Winter 2009 Open Source Students page
- Create a blog (wordpress or blogspot or whatever) and create a feed category or tag called "open source"
- Read the Blog Guidelines for instructions on how to use your blog in the course
- Add your blog feed and info to the Open Source@Seneca Planet List so that it appears in the OpenSource@Seneca Planet
- Blog on your reactions to the readings for this week.
- Begin learning how to use IRC for communication. It is better to get started early such as your Eclipse workplace is set for programming.
- After you install Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers (175 MB) you will have ECF (Eclipse Communication Framework) and IRC client; you can open an IRC client from the Communication Perspective.
Week 2 (Jan 19) - Eclipse Webtools Overview
- Eclipse Newcomers FAQ
- Eclipse Webtools Architecture Overview
- Eclipse Naming Conventions
- Eclipse WTP Community
- Blogs and Planets
- Intro to course wiki
- Project discussion
IMPORTANT NOTE: As it was suggested by Mr. Angel Vera: “The best place for the students to post question and get answers to it will be the eclipse newsgroup". There is a long list of newsgroups that you can benefit from depending on the question. As you are going to be working with Webtools, you would probably want to stay within the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project. This is an open community of adopters and developers working with the Webtools project.
Week 3 (Jan 26) - Navigating the WTP source tree
- Introduction to the Eclipse WTP SOURCE CODE (CVS)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The marks obtained on the second milestone will be posted on your course page. Continue to wiki and blog intensively as a provided evidence of your persist involvement and dedication to improve WTP Projects by fixing bugs in such a wonderful community work.
Week 4 (Feb 2) - WTP Servertools Webpage
- WTP Servertools Webpage
- WTP Project Development
- Building Eclipse Web Application
Week 5 (Feb 9) - Test-Driven Development (TDD)
- Eclipse Buzilla
- How to create a Bugzilla account
- How to use eclipse with CVS and download the WTP source code
- Release 0.1 Assignment 1 - Due Date:Feb 19, 2009
Week 6 (Feb 16) - Eclipse WTP wiki
- Eclipse WTP project wiki
- Guide on package and plugin naming convention
- Mailing list: wtp-dev
- Building Eclipse Enterprise Application
- Angel Vera, Eclipse WTP Project Team Committer
- Topic: WTP - API Concepts and Roles
- Server Tools Architecture
- Techniques to find the source code for a specific bug
- Time: Tuesday Feb, 17 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. @ S2149
- Read the tutorial Code Access Guide to Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede)
- Based on today Feb. 17 presentation of Mr. Angel Vera, write a blog about code finding procedure in Eclipse WTP (define clearly the steps for finding the code your are working with). Your blog will be marked. Please create an entry on our discussion corner with a link to your blog.
Week 7 (Feb 23) - WTP Stable Build
- Eclipse Platform (Platform, JDT)
- EMF v2.5 Runtime Minimum executable code.
- EMF XSD v2.5 Runtime Minimum executable code.
- Graphical Editing Framework (GEF)
- Data Tools Platform (DTP)
- Assignment 2 - Due: March 10, 2009
- Lawrence Mandel, Software Developer IBM Rational Software
- Eclipse Plug-in Architecture
- Techniques for developing Eclipse WTP
- Tuesday Feb, 24 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. @ S2149
- Lawrence Mandel, Software Developer IBM Rational Software
- Prior to Tuesday Feb, 24 presentation, read PlugIn tutorial
Week 8 (March 9) Bug Fixing
- Personal blog account of fixing a bug
- Getting your patch in the tree
- Present your current work status. Discussion and work related questions.
- Helping each other on our way to understand WTP structures.
Week 9 (March 16) Eclipse NewsPortal
- Eclipse NewsPortal
- Web Persistence with JPA
- Bug Release 0.2 Due Date: March 20, 2009
- Verify your fixes (your code) against the latest build: Build for wtp-R3.1-S: S-3.1M6-20090318020101
- As per March 19, when you write to Bugzilla use the Build 3.1M6 (as the new releases are released, please download and use them accordingly)
Week 10 (March 23) Sample Project Template
- Sample Project Template
- 30% - Bug 0.3 Release
- Complete your personal wiki page and describe briefly your accomplishments (from the beginning to the present date).
Please use as a model the this wiki page Although, this example is related to the Mozilla project, the same template can be used for your project (bugs) description. Your project wiki page will be used as a synthesis for the final evaluation of your work. It is very important to write about: Project Ideas, Details and News.
Week 11 (March 30) The Fifth Milestone
As per today, April 2nd, 11.15 p.m. a new build is released. Please use Build wtp-R3.1-I: I-3.1-20090402044606 for your latest fixes. The community is looking forward to seeing your FIXES on Bugzilla. Please post your concise analysis and solution (in your blog posting), together with your patch.
Week 12 (April 06) - Collaboratively Bug Fixing
- Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - Presentations:
Week 13 (Apr 12) - Open Source Learning Experience
- Your Work Results and Accomplishments
- Wiki Updates and Presentations
- For any discussion and course related questions please use Discussion and Helping Corner page.
- Important Note: The IBM Presentations are posted in the Discussion and Helping Corner.