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JBoss AS 5 Development by Francesco Marchioni

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Plugins: The heart of Eclipse

The most important architectural characteristics of Eclipse is the plugin architecture. A plugin in Eclipse is a component that provides a certain type of service within the context of the Eclipse workbench. The Eclipse IDE itself is built with a number of plugins, which are dependent on each other, so that you can customize your development environment exactly for your needs.

Installing JBoss Tools plugins

JBoss plugins for Eclipse are part of the JBoss suite. You can find them in the JBoss Tools project, which is an umbrella project for all the JBoss developer plugins. JBoss Tools plugins can be downloaded from:

http://www.jboss.org/tools

The installation of the JBoss tools can be performed in two ways—one is directly ...

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