Build Powerful, Cross-Platform Rich Client Applications
Eclipse is more than a state-of-the-art IDE: its Rich Client Platform (RCP) plug-ins form an outstanding foundation for any desktop application, from chat applications to enterprise software front-ends. In Eclipse Rich Client Platform, two leaders of the Eclipse RCP project show exactly how to leverage Eclipse for rapid, efficient, cross-platform desktop development.
In addition to explaining the power of Eclipse as a desktop application development platform, the authors walk step-by-step through developing a fully featured, branded RCP application. They introduce a wide range of techniques, including developing pluggable and dynamically extensible systems, using third-party code libraries, and packaging applications for diverse environments. You'll build, refine, and refactor a complete prototype; customize the user interface; add Help and Update features; and build, brand, and ship the finished software.
For every Java developer, regardless of previous Eclipse experience
Thoroughly covers Eclipse 3.1's new RCP features and its extensive new tools for designing, coding, and packaging RCP applications
Presents techniques for branding and customizing the look and feel of RCP applications
Shows how to overcome the challenges and "rough edges" of RCP development
Discusses the similarities and differences between RCP and conventional plug-in development
Includes an overview of OSGi, the base execution framework for Eclipse
If you want to develop and deploy world-class Java applications with rich, native GUIs, and use Eclipse RCP—get this book.
CD-ROM contains the Eclipse 3.1 SDK, Eclipse 3.1 RCP SDK, and Eclipse 3.1 RCP Delta Pack appropriate for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It also contains all the code samples developed in the book.
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