Standalone desktop applications are important in this era of web and mobile applications. Eclipse provides a rich set of APIs and tools, not just to create IDEs but also to create cross-platform standalone applications. Eclipse 4 has introduced many new concepts and APIs that make creating rich client application a lot easier.
Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to is a practical and hands-on guide to developing standalone applications. It also describes concepts and APIs used to perform specific tasks. The tasks identified in this book are most commonly performed in developing standalone applications of various levels of complexity.
Instant Eclipse 4 RCP Development How-to takes the approach of learning new features of Eclipse 4 by breaking them into specific tasks and progressively building a sample application using new features.
The book covers end-to-end workflow from setting up the development environment, creating the user interface, event handling, and displaying and saving data, to customizing and packaging the application. It provides code snippets for each task and explains the Eclipse 4 APIs and concepts used in them.The code will be easy to follow, making up part of the process of creating the entire sample application.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks.A concise guide that delivers immediate results with practical recipes on learning practical hints and avoiding pitfalls in Eclipse 4 development.
Who this book is for
You will find this book useful if you are looking to create cross-platform rich client applications. Eclipse platform is built with Java, so basic knowledge of Java is essential. The focus of this book is to understand the new APIs and concepts of the Eclipse 4 platform. Prior knowledge of basic concepts of the Eclipse framework (plugin, extension, perspective, workspace, and so on), SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit), and JFace would be beneficial in understanding the examples in this book quicker.