Orion: Development Tools for the Web, on the Web

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Orion is an open framework that delivers development tools in the browser. Orion’s showcase feature is a performant and highly-functional multi-language code editor that is coupled with code navigators, Git integration, and testing infrastructure.

The Orion browser client is built using widely-adopted web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Server-side infrastructure provides support for file management, search, user management, preferences, generic source control, compare, file history, editors, and user interface widgets and controls required to build development tools.

In this talk, we provide an overview of Orion and demonstrate its use for web-based software development, including code editing, testing, and version management.

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Wayne Beaton

The Eclipse Foundation

Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he is the Director of Open Source Projects. He spends his days helping Eclipse projects and committers be successful, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is. Wayne is also the editor-in-chief of Eclipse Corner; member of the Technology, Mylyn, and TPTP PMCs; a frequent Tweeter; and regular blogger. In 1982, he received the prestigious Chief Scouts Award from then-Governor General Edward Schreyer. In 1984 his team was selected to represent beautiful British Columbia in the Kinsmen Voyageur Relay. In his spare time, he writes down meaningless accomplishments from his youth in a lame attempt to impress the reader.

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Susan McCourt


Susan McCourt is a UI developer on Orion, working in open source on Eclipse and Orion for the past decade. She has worked with Eclipse since the very beginning, writing the bulk of the original Platform Plug-in Programmer’s Guide, and continuing as an Eclipse UI and Runtime committer. She has been involved in the design and development of the Orion project since its inception, working to integrate developer workflows in the cloud. In the past, she’s built UI’s on Windows/C, Smalltalk, Java, and JavaScript, always gravitating toward reasonable API design and trying to achieve pragmatic, simplified user workflows. She lives in Hood River, Oregon on a small produce
farm, where she enjoys growing and cooking food, playing drums in bands, and enjoying the Oregon outdoors.

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Susan McCourt
07/24/2012 10:52am PDT

Hi, Liang. Thanks for the reminder. I uploaded here but not sure how long it takes to synch up. The slides are also at my github account at github.com/sfmccourt/oscon/...

Liang Shouqing
07/24/2012 8:34am PDT

can you share the slides?


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