Given all the recent Eclipse questions I just wanted to mention that there's still time to get to EclipseCon 2004 (Feb 2-5 in Anaheim). Most of the Eclipse open source developers will be there. In addition, the program is cool (but I'm biased ). EclipseCon Program --erich EclipseCon Program Chair (fyi - I wouldn't have posted this message without getting the permission from Thomas Paul)
I notice quite a few languages are going the Eclipse way e.g. Smalltalk and Cobol. "Eclipse is the most effective IDE for practicing Extreme Programming (XP). Its design embodies XP's values of Simplicity, Feedback and Communication. Its tools provide powerful support for test-driven development, refactoring, continuous integration, collective-code ownership and coding standard. This session will demonstrate how XPers use Eclipse to efficiently and effectively practice XP. We will also give a sneak peak of some of the latest XP development tools for Eclipse."