Abstract: Eclipse is is an interesting software development effort at many different levels. My involvement in Eclipse has significantly influenced the way I view software development today. In this talk I will reflect on how Eclipse changed my views on architecture, development practices, process and team collaboration. I also discuss how Eclipse influenced the design of the Jazz team collaboration platform.

Bio: Erich Gamma is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software`s Zurich lab. He is the technical lead of the Jazz project and Rational Team Concert. He was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment and was on the Project Management Committee for the Eclipse project. Erich is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for its classical book, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has collaborated with Kent Beck on developing JUnit, the de facto standard testing tool for Java software, and on writing the book contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-ins.