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The book "Eclipse Rich Client Platform : Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java(TM) Applications" by Jeff McAffer and Jean-Michel Lemieux is essential reading if you're doing or planning any development with the [[Rich Client Platform]].
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Book: "Eclipse Rich Client Platform : Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java™ Applications, Second Edition"  
  
The book has a nice forward by Jeff Norris of NASA/JPL, where they are building their next generation mission planning platform on top of RCP.
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Authors: Jeff McAffer, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chris Aniszczyk
  
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Date of publication: April 15, 2010 (second edition)<ref>http://eclipsercp.org/2010/04/eclipse-rcp-2nd-edition-going-to-press/</ref>, October 11, 2005 (first edition)
  
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Book website: [http://eclipsercp.org http://eclipsercp.org]
  
Date of publication: October 11, 2005
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Purchase on Amazon and reviews: [http://amzn.to/fK3Tky Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition on Amazon.com]
  
Sample Chapter: [http://eclipsercp.org/book/chapters/RCP_Chapter02.pdf Chapter 2]
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional ([http://www.awprofessional.com/title/0321334612 AW book page])
  
Book website: [http://eclipsercp.org http://eclipsercp.org]
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In Eclipse [[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.
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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.
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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.
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For Java programmers at all levels of experience, this book
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* Introduces important new RCP features such as [[p2]], Commands, and Databinding
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* Thoroughly covers key RCP-related technologies such as [[Equinox]], [[SWT]], [[JFace]], and [[OSGi]]
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* Shows how to effectively brand and customize RCP application look-and-feel
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* Walks through user interface testing for RCP applications with [[SWTBot]]
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* Illuminates key similarities and differences between RCP and conventional plug-in development
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* Hands-on, pragmatic, and comprehensive, this book offers all the real-world, nontrivial code example working developers need—as well as "deep dives" into key technical areas that are essential to your success.
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Free excerpts:
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* [http://eclipsercp.org/book/chapters/RCP_Foreward2.pdf Foreword by Jeff Norris from NASA/JPL]
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* [http://eclipsercp.org/book/chapters/RCP_Chapter02.pdf Chapter 2]
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== More Information ==
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* [http://www.eclipsezone.com/articles/rcp-review Book review] by [http://wbeaton.blogspot.com Wayne Beaton]
  
[http://www.eclipsezone.com/articles/rcp-review Book review] by [http://wbeaton.blogspot.com Wayne Beaton]
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[[Nick Edgar]]'s opinion: This book is essential reading if you're doing or planning any development with the [[Rich Client Platform]].
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The book also has a nice forward by Jeff Norris of NASA/JPL, where they are building their next generation mission planning platform on top of RCP.
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Book: "Eclipse Rich Client Platform : Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java™ Applications, Second Edition"

Authors: Jeff McAffer, Jean-Michel Lemieux, Chris Aniszczyk

Date of publication: April 15, 2010 (second edition)[1], October 11, 2005 (first edition)

Book website: http://eclipsercp.org

Purchase on Amazon and reviews: Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition on Amazon.com

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (AW book page)

In Eclipse 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
  • Hands-on, pragmatic, and comprehensive, this book offers all the real-world, nontrivial code example working developers need—as well as "deep dives" into key technical areas that are essential to your success.

Free excerpts:

More Information

  1. http://eclipsercp.org/2010/04/eclipse-rcp-2nd-edition-going-to-press/

Nick Edgar's opinion: This book is essential reading if you're doing or planning any development with the Rich Client Platform. The book also has a nice forward by Jeff Norris of NASA/JPL, where they are building their next generation mission planning platform on top of RCP.