pmuellr is Patrick Mueller, Senior Node Engineer at NodeSource.

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Friday, March 24, 2006


At Eclipsecon, there was a BOF session where some collegues demoed the product that I'm working on at present: Jazz. Best blog post I've seen describing it is here. More later when I know what we can talk about.


This site reminds me of this blog post. Must check out.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Scripting Eclipse

I see there's another EclipseMonkey user.

I've been doing my usual fumbling here. I've sketched out an EclipseMonkey-ish plugin on paper that is a little more along the lines of what I wanted to do; namely, never have to write any Java code. You know, I keep forgetting that to do that, I need to write some Java code. Well, I do enough of that at work, as far as I'm concerned. I keep meaning to spend some quality time with Ruby. So I looked into JRuby to see if that might be useful alternative to Rhino. Unfortunately, the doc is a bit skimpy when it comes to actually launching it, without going through BSF. It's not quite clear how you go about referencing other JRuby files via require or whatever.

I also ran into EclipseShell. Which looks interesting, but appears to only support ad-hoc running of scripts. Ad-hoc is great, but I really want to build scripts and hook them up to things, at a minumum, a menu like Eclipse Monkey

Then I happened to remember that I'm already doing some 'scripting' of Eclipse through some external tool launchers that run some python scripts. And I have RDT installed, so I could do this type of thing, but in Ruby, and with a 'native' launcher. Maybe that'll scratch the itch for a while.

trying again

It's been about 9 months since I posted a link, and I've been wanting to get back in the habit of doing this. What I have been doing is posting links to blog entries in my Bloglines 'blog'. But that doesn't feel right. feels better, I guess since it doesn't tie me to a blog reader, and has lots of spicy APIs to get the data back out again.

So, will try to dump all the stuff I've put in bloglines lately into, and then do some re-org, and see if it works for me.