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=Getting Started=
 
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Most (but not all) technology developed by Eclipse projects are based on the Eclipse Platform. The [http://eclipse.org/articles/Whitepaper-Platform-3.1/eclipse-platform-whitepaper.pdf Eclipse Platform Technical Overview] whitepaper provides a good overview of the platform.
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Most (but not all) technology developed by Eclipse projects are based on the [http://www.eclipse.org/platform Eclipse Platform]. The [http://eclipse.org/articles/Whitepaper-Platform-3.1/eclipse-platform-whitepaper.pdf Eclipse Platform Technical Overview] whitepaper provides a good overview of the platform.
  
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org/documentation/ Eclipse Documentation]
 
* [http://www.eclipse.org/documentation/ Eclipse Documentation]
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* [http://eclipse.org/resources/?sort=date&category=Plug-ins More Eclipse Plug-in resources...]
 
* [http://eclipse.org/resources/?sort=date&category=Plug-ins More Eclipse Plug-in resources...]
  
The Eclipse Rich Client Platform:
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There are numerous [http://eclipse.org/resources/?sort=date&category=Equinox resources] about [http://www.eclipse.org/equinox Equinox], the component model that makes Eclipse work.
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The [http://www.eclipse.org/rcp Eclipse Rich Client Platform] (RCP):
  
 
* [http://eclipse.org/resources/resource.php?id=257 The Anatomy of an Eclipse RCP Application]
 
* [http://eclipse.org/resources/resource.php?id=257 The Anatomy of an Eclipse RCP Application]
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User-interface technology:
 
User-interface technology:
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* [[JFace]] JFace is a UI toolkit with classes for handling many common UI programming tasks.  
 
* [[JFace]] JFace is a UI toolkit with classes for handling many common UI programming tasks.  
 
* [[JFace Data Binding]] JFace Data Binding is a multi-threaded set of abstractions that allow for automated validation and synchronization of values between objects.
 
* [[JFace Data Binding]] JFace Data Binding is a multi-threaded set of abstractions that allow for automated validation and synchronization of values between objects.

Revision as of 11:29, 11 April 2011

This document provides a starting point for software developer who would like to learn about building products on Eclipse frameworks and APIs.

Getting Started

Most (but not all) technology developed by Eclipse projects are based on the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Platform Technical Overview whitepaper provides a good overview of the platform.

Learning about Plug-ins:

There are numerous resources about Equinox, the component model that makes Eclipse work.

The Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP):

User-interface technology:

Other important services and technology:

Other Resources:

Ask Questions

Perhaps the best way to learn about Eclipse is to ask questions. If you're not sure about where to ask a question, try the "New Comer" forum. Note that you'll have to create an account to contribute to the forum (you don't need an account to browse).

There is also a very large Eclipse contingent on Stack Overflow; tag your question with "eclipse".

This page is moderated by the EMO.