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 RCPget 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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Product was as described and advertise arrive on time or within the promise arrival time , totally satisfied with my purchase , Price was goodPublished 22 months ago by Alex Perez
This book starts off really well, but becomes tougher to follow along with the sample project as they simply highlight pieces of the code rather than walking through the changes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steve
I first wrote a bad review because the examples are not working.
However using the book to create your own project provides a lot of hints, explanations and help. Read more
This book provides a nice introduction and overview to the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, and is a good alternative to reading all the tutorials and articles scattered around the... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Eric Jain
Eclipse Rich Client Platform will teach you how to create professional and redistributable RCP applications. Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by Christophe Verre
I bought this book because online references for this material are woefully inadequate and just plain outdated. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Christopher D. Nash
This is my third book on Eclipse RCP and it is by far the best. I wish I had started here. The book is laid out in a tutorial fashion that takes you step-by-step through the... Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by hexdigitz
After I wrote the following review and worked with some other documents, I returned this book and worked again with the example on page 52. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Okur Yazar
If you are interested in RCP development, this is the book to own.
But if you already own the 1st edition, is it worth buying the newer edition? Read more