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Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition by Chris Aniszczyk, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 3. Tutorial Introduction

Getting started often proves to be one of the biggest challenges. In particular, given the tutorial nature of the next dozen or so chapters, understanding the goals of the tutorial and ensuring that you have a reasonable development setup are crucial to having an enjoyable learning experience.

This chapter is designed to set the scene and show you

• An overview of the tutorial content and evolution

• How to set up for Eclipse RCP development

• How to get, compare, and manage the sample code

• Some tips for using the Eclipse IDE for exploring code

3.1 What Is Hyperbola?

Hyperbola is an instant messaging chat client developed expressly for this book. The instant messaging domain is compelling because it is simple ...

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