Eclipse: Programming Java Applications

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Apr 22, 2004 - Computers - 336 pages

Java programmers know how finicky Java can be to work with. An omitted semi-colon or the slightest typo will cause the Java command-line compiler to spew pages of annoying error messages across your screen. And it doesn't fix them--that's up to you: fix them, compile again, and hope that nothing goes wrong this time.Eclipse, the popular Java integrated development environment (IDE) provides an elegant and powerful remedy for this common, frustrating scenario. It doesn't just catch your errors before you compile, it also suggests solutions. All you need to do is point and click. And it's free--what could be better? Still, if you're like most programmers, mastering a new technology--no matter how productive it will make you in the long run--is going to take a chunk out of your productivity now. You want to get up to speed quickly without sacrificing efficiency.O'Reilly's new guide to the technology, Eclipse, provides exactly what you're looking for: a fast-track approach to mastery of Eclipse. This insightful, hands-on book delivers clear and concise coverage, with no fluff, that gets down to business immediately. The book is tightly focused, covering all aspects of Eclipse: the menus, preferences, views, perspectives, editors, team and debugging techniques, and how they're used every day by thousands of developers. Development of practical skills is emphasized with dozens of examples presented throughout the book.From cover-to-cover, the book is pure Eclipse, covering hundreds of techniques beginning with the most basic Java development through creating your own plug-in editors for the Eclipse environment. Some of the topics you'll learn about include:

  • Using Eclipse to develop Java code
  • Testing and debugging
  • Working in teams using CVS
  • Building Eclipse projects using Ant
  • The Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT)
  • Web development
  • Developing Struts applications with Eclipse
From basics to advanced topics, Eclipse takes you through the fundamentals of Eclipse and more. You may be an Eclipse novice when you pick up the book, but you'll be a pro by the time you've finished.
 

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Contents

SWT Menus Toolbars Sliders Trees and Dialogs
6-37
Working with Toolbars
6-42
Working with Sliders
6-46
Working with Trees
6-50
Working with Dialogs
6-53
Opening Internet Explorer in an SWT Window
6-58
Web Development
6-62
Creating a JSP
6-64

Building and Running Code
2-11
Creating Javadoc
2-18
Refactoring
2-19
Some Essential Skills
2-26
Customizing the Development Environment
2-29
Testing and Debugging
2-36
Debugging
3-8
Working in Teams
3-27
Finding a CVS Server
4-2
Adding a Project to the CVS Repository
4-3
Building Eclipse Projects Using Ant
4-22
JARing Your Output
4-25
Configuring Ant in Eclipse
4-31
Catching Errors in Build Files
4-34
GUI Programming From Applets to Swing
4-37
Creating AWT Applications
4-40
Creating Swing Applications
6-2
Using Eclipse Plugins
6-9
SWT Buttons Text Labels Lists Layouts and Events
6-16
An SWT Example
6-17
Working with Buttons
6-25
Working with Composites and Layouts
6-30
Working with Lists
6-32
Using V4ALL with SWT
6-34
Creating a Servlet
9-2
Creating a Servlet in Place
9-5
Connecting to a JavaBean
9-8
Using the Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin
9-10
Deploying Web Applications
9-18
Developing Struts Applications with Eclipse
9-22
Creating the View
10-2
Creating the Controller
10-5
Creating the Model
10-9
Using the Easy Struts Plugin
10-14
Developing a Plugin The Plugin Development Environment Manifests and Extension Points
10-22
All You Really Need Is pluginxml
10-23
Using the Plugin Development Environment
10-24
Using the Runtime Workbench
10-28
Creating a Standard Plugin
10-30
Developing a Plugin Creating Editors and Views
10-41
Creating a View
10-49
Deploying a Plugin
10-55
Eclipse 30
10-58
Creating a Java Project
10-59
Changes to the Eclipse Platform
10-62
Changes to the Java Development Tools
10-68
Index
10-77
Copyright

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Page xvi - Installed Features To find out more about the features installed in your workbench, choose Help > Welcome and select the feature you are interested in. Perspectives, views and editors A window contains one or more perspectives. A perspective consists of views (eg Navigator) and editors for working with your resources.
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