From the Back Cover
InEclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition,three Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) project leaders show how to use Eclipse 3.5 (“Galileo”) to rapidly deliver cross-platform applications with rich, native-feel GUIs.
The authors fully reveal the power of Eclipse as a desktop application development platform; introduce important new improvements in Eclipse 3.5; and walk through developing a full-featured, branded RCP application for Windows, Linux, Mac, and other platforms—including handheld devices and kiosks.
Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors cover building, refining, and refactoring prototypes; customizing user interfaces; adding help and software management features; and building, branding, testing, and shipping finished software. They demonstrate current best practices for developing modular and dynamically extensible systems, using third-party code libraries, packaging applications for diverse environments, and much more.
For Java programmers at all levels of experience, this book
- Introduces important new RCP features such as p2, Commands, and Databinding
- Thoroughly covers key RCP-related technologies such as Equinox, SWT, JFace, and OSGi
- Shows how to effectively brand and customize RCP application look-and-feel
- Walks through user interface testing for RCP applications with SWTBot
- Illuminates key similarities and differences between RCP and conventional plug-in development