Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins
Eclipse has established itself as a dominant force in the application-development space. Key to the success of Eclipse is the ability of developers to extend its functionality using plug-ins.
This new edition of Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins is the definitive, start-to-finish guide to building commercial-quality Eclipse plug-ins, with an emphasis on adding the sophistication and polish that paying customers demand. The book provides both a quick introduction to using Eclipse for new users and a reference for experienced Eclipse users wishing to expand their knowledge and improve the quality of their Eclipse-based products.
Revised to take advantage of pure Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 APIs, this widely praised bestseller presents detailed, practical coverage of every aspect of plug-in development and specific solutions for the challenges developers are most likely to encounter. All code examples, relevant API listings, diagrams, and screen captures have been updated.
Some Eclipse concepts--such as actions, views, and editors--have not changed radically, but now have additional functionality and capabilities. Other areas, such as the Eclipse plug-in infrastructure, have changed drastically due to the Eclipse shift towards an OSGi-based infrastructure. This edition is fully updated to address these new advances for Eclipse developers.
This book is designed for anyone who wants a deep understanding of Eclipse, and every experienced developer interested in extending Eclipse or the Rational Software Development Platform.
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Chapter 6 Actions
Chapter 7 Views
Chapter 8 Editors
Chapter 9 Resource Change Tracking
Chapter 10 Perspectives
Chapter 11 Dialogs and Wizards
Chapter 12 Preference Pages
Chapter 13 Properties
Chapter 14 Builders Markers and Natures
Chapter 15 Implementing Help
Chapter 16 Internationalization
Chapter 17 Creating New Extension Points
Chapter 18 Features Branding and Updates