Fred Bricon | Devoxx US

Fred Bricon
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From Red Hat

After working as a Java EE consultant for more than 10 years, Fred joined the JBoss Tools team at Red Hat, in 2011, to work on Maven, Project examples and OpenShift tooling in Eclipse. More recently his work focussed on implementing a universal Java Language Server and its integration in Visual Studio Code.

Fred has been contributing to several Open Source projects, including, notably, at the Eclipse Foundation: - Maven Integration for Eclipse Web Tools (m2e-wtp): Project Lead - Maven Integration for Eclipse (m2e): Committer - Java Development Toolkit: Language Server: Committer

Fred has presented several talks at Eclipse conferences in Europe, the US and India.


method_archi Methodology & Architecture

5 things you can do with Maven in Eclipse other IDEs don't want you to know

Tools-in-Action won't believe #4.

M2E, the Maven Integration plugin for Eclipse has been part of the major Eclipse distributions for a few years now, as expected from any decent Java IDE.

In this heavily demo-focused presentation, we will show what makes m2e different compared to other IDEs, and we will demonstrate a series of little-known features which can really help increase your productivity and allow you to develop great applications with tremendous success.

This talk will feature :

  • the terrific Project conversion mechanism,
  • the dynamic resource filtering, it is really yuuge,
  • the very very strong profile management support,
  • the unbelievable on-the-fly war overlay support,
  • the amazing content assist support in the pom.xml editor
java Java Language

Developing Java Applications using Visual Studio Code


Visual Studio Code is an open source, extensible coding editor. In this talk, we are going to look at the techniques to build Java applications using VS Code. This talk will not only show how to get started with Java development on VS Code but will also provide hints on the various workflows and tools that you can utilize for building Java applications when using a lightweight IDE such as VS Code. Although the techniques described will be applicable to most Java architectures, examples on the talk will focus on building Java microservices.

We will also teach a breathing exercise that you can do at home to overcome the odd feeling of using a "Visual Studio" tool together with Java.