This chapter provides an overview of how plug-ins function in Eclipse in the form of Frequently Asked Questions. Included are questions about the core concepts of the Eclipse kernel, including plug-ins, extension points, fragments.
All about Eclipse Plug-ins
2005-04-03 Java 2 Comments
Eclipse seems to becoming the universal IDE because of its highly modular structure and lots of industry backing – as well as several new books on Eclipse 3.x.
The CDT(C++) plugin parser seems to do a good job, but CDT doesn’t seem to be able to import automake projects ala KDevelop or the upcoming Anjuta2.
I love Eclipse. However, when I started using it, I tried to search for articles/howto’s on using the IDE to program Java. All I could find was articles/posts on _extending_ Eclipse. It drove me mad. Even my local bookshop had 4 books on Eclipse, all of them spent the majority of pages on how to write Eclipse plugins, while I was just looking for info on how to set up my IDE to create a webapplication.