Thursday, November 24, 2005

Concepts of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform: What It's All About

Source: InformIT


The Eclipse environment is very rich, but there are just a few concepts and mechanisms that are essential to Eclipse-ness. In this chapter, we introduce these concepts, define some terminology, and ground these concepts and terms in technical detail. The ultimate goal is to show you how Eclipse fits together, both physically and conceptually.

Even if you are familiar with Eclipse, you might want to flip through this chapter to ensure we have a common base of understanding and terminology. Writing RCP applications is subtly different than just writing plug-ins. You have the opportunity to define more of the look and feel, the branding, and other fundamental elements of Eclipse. Understanding these fundamentals enables you to get the most out of the platform. With this understanding, you can read the rest of the book and see how Eclipse fits into your world.

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