Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide
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The Eclipse Project Looks Ahead by Daniel H. Steinberg -- EclipseCon revealed the Eclipse project as not just an IDE, but a rich client platform with a flexible architecture, an active community, and a bright future. Daniel Steinberg gives a summary of the week's events.
Eclipse Plugins Exposed, Part 1: A First Glimpse by Emmanuel Proulx -- Many developers use Eclipse out of the box as an IDE, never investigating its powerful extensibility. But as Emmanuel Proulx shows in this first installment of a new series, Eclipse's modular system of plugins allow you to customize it to your suit your development needs.
Eclipse Plugins Exposed, Part 2: Simple GUI Elements by Emmanuel Proulx -- Eclipse is largely composed of plugins, but you can't just write any arbitrary code and have Eclipse magically incorporate it. In part two of his series on Eclipse, Emmanuel Proulx introduces Eclipse's "extension points" by showing how to create toolbar buttons, menu items, and dialogs.
I've been Eclipsed!by James Elliott -- How I learned to stop worrying and love the JDT: Reflections on the Eclipse IDE by a belated convert.
Develop Your Own Plugins for Eclipse, Part 1 by Jérôme Molière -- Part of the appeal of the Eclipse platform is its extensibility -- in Eclipse, almost everything is a plugin, and it's easy to get plugins from third parties or write your own. Jérôme Molière shows how to get started with deploying Eclipse plugins.
Seven Low-Cost Ways to Improve Legacy Code by Robert Simmons, Jr. -- Robert Simmons, Jr. presents seven techniques developed and used in his consulting work that are designed to improve legacy code, without a major investment in man hours or cash. Robert is the author of the recently released Hardcore Java.
Prevalence: Transparent, Fault-Tolerant Object Persistence by Jim Paterson -- Want to persist your objects, with transactional integrity? You probably assume you're going to be using a database, but not so fast--for lighter uses, particularly for prototyping and testing, the idea of "prevalence" may make more sense. Jim Paterson introduces it by way of Prevayler, a popular prevalence framework.
ONJava 2004 in Review: Popular Articles by Chris Adamson -- Editor Chris Adamson takes a look back at some of the most popular articles published on ONJava during the last year.
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
DocBook for Eclipse: Reusing DocBook's Stylesheets