Friday, March 09, 2007

EclipseCon 2007: Day 4

Day 4 started with the keynote speech of the security expert Herbert Thompson

He gave a fantastically funny talk on security and how much it is ignored by the software development industry.

The gist of it was to not only think about Use-Cases, yet also think about Abuse-Cases.

Herbert told us two hilarious stories about how insecure software can result in bad consequences, and showed us a demo of hacking Notepad to make the point that any software can potentially be compromised no matter how simple it is.

Here is a photo of him:

I left right after lunch that day, so the only talks I ended up attending were about Eclipse DTP and the new ColumnViewer API for TableViewer.

EclipseCon 2007 has overall been a great success! I met a lot of great people, attended a lot of interesting talks, and learned a lot in the process. I thank everybody who contributed to the conference success.

To conclude this series of posts, here is the last photo I took at EclipseCon 2007:

Programmer enjoying the great weather of Santa Clara, California.

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