Saturday, May 16, 2009

EclipseFP is going to be reloaded

Great news: Thomas ten Cate has started a Google Summer of Code project to extend EclipseFP functionality. So there will be some activity on the Haskell IDE front again :-) Of course I'm thrilled that EclipseFP will get some overhaul, but Thomas plans also to integrate GHC via scion, an IDE support library. This is an important step towards an IDE core, written in Haskell, that can be used in other development environments (apart from Eclipse/EclipseFP), and so make it easier to spread good Haskell support in a variety of tools.

Thomas has created a blog about this project at

Good luck Thomas, and thanks for this initiative :-)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Clash of cultures at the Karlsruher Entwicklertag

For those of you who live in the Karlsruhe area, or happen to be there end-June, this might be interesting: there will be a panel discussion on Wed, June 24th, on the 'Clash of Cultures' between agile and traditional approaches.

Podiumsdiskussion: "Clash of Cultures – Agilität und hergebrachte Arbeitsmodelle – Beobachtungen aus USA, Europa, Naher Osten und Asien – Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten."

PD Dr. Andreas Boes (ISF, München); Joe Krebs (AOL, New York), Prof. Dr. Khaled Nagy (Universität Alexandria, POET Egypt), Christian Schmidkonz (SAP, Walldorf), Joseph Pelrine (metaprog, Basel); Simon Roberts (Scrum Center, München)

Moderation: Matthias Grund (andrena objects ag, Karlsruhe)

This particular discussion is free of charge, but seating is limited, so you have to register. (Hint: do so early, this will be fully booked soon :-)

I'll be at the Entwicklertag also and give a talk about agile multi-project management (this will be on the second day, i.e. June 23th). For more info, go here: