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Eclipse Cookbookby Steve Holzner
Synopses & Reviews
You've probably heard the buzz about Eclipse, the powerful open source platform that gives Java developers a new way to approach development projects. It's like a shiny new car--no longer content to just admire Eclipse, you're now itching to get in and drive.
Eclipse is to Java developers what Visual Studio is to .NET developers--it's an integrated development environment (IDE) that combines a code editor, compiler, debugger, text editor, graphical user interface (GUI) builder, and other components into a single, user-friendly application. It provides a solid foundation that enables Java developers to construct and run integrated software-development tools for web development, application design, modeling, performance, testing, and much more.
As with any extensive programming tool, however, there's a lot to learn. And there s no better guy than well-known Java expert Steve Holzner to teach you. An award-winning and best-selling author who has been writing about Java topics since the language first appeared, Holzner delivers just the kind of targeted, practical, everyday knowledge you need to hone your mastery of Eclipse.
Perfect as a companion to an Eclipse programming tutorial (such as Holzner's own Eclipse, O'Reilly, April 2004) or an ideal stand-alone for all those developers who either don't want or don't need the tutorial approach, the Eclipse Cookbook contains task-oriented recipes for more than 800 situations you may encounter while using this new Java platform--from deploying a web application automatically to reverse engineering compiled code, from re-naming all references to a class across multiple packages to initializing the SWT JNI libraries.
Each recipe in the ever-popular and utterly practical problem-solution-discussion format for O'Reilly cookbooks contains a clear and thorough description of the problem, a brief but complete discussion of a solution, and in-action examples illustrating that solution. The Eclipse Cookbook will satiate Java programmers at all levels who are ready to go beyond tutorials--far beyond writing plug-ins and extensions--and actually use the powerful and convenient Eclipse day to day.
Book News Annotation:
Holzner, who has taught at MIT and Cornell, offers Java developers advice on installing the Eclipse open source IDE and getting started with its Java development toolkit (JDT). The 170 solutions address refactoring operations, the JUnit testing framework, the concurrent version system (CVS) for working in teams, Ant build files, and the standard widget toolkit (SWT). The cookbook covers Eclipse 2.1.2, but highlights new features to expect in version 3.0.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
- Takes users beyond the tutorial and shows them how to use Eclipse to solve a wide range of common problems
- Written by an extremely popular Java author whose name recognition with the community will definitely help sell books
About the Author
Steve Holzner is an award-winning author who has been writing about Java topics since Java first appeared. He's a former PC Magazine contributing editor, and his many books have been translated into 18 languages around the world. His books sold more than 1.5 million copies, and many of his bestsellers have been on Java. Steve graduated from MIT and got his PhD at Cornell; he's been a very popular member of the faculty at both MIT and Cornell, teaching thousands of students over the years and earning an average student evaluation over 4.9 out of 5.0. He also runs his own software company and teaches week-long classes to corporate programmers on Java around the country.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Basic SkillsChapter 2: Using EclipseChapter 3: Java DevelopmentChapter 4: Refactoring, Building, and LaunchingChapter 5: Testing and DebuggingChapter 6: Using Eclipse in TeamsChapter 7: Eclipse and AntChapter 8: SWT: Text, Buttons, Lists, and Nonrectangular WindowsChapter 9: SWT: Dialogs, Toolbars, Menus, and MoreChapter 10: SWT: Coolbars, Tab Folders, Trees, and BrowsersChapter 11: JSP, Servlets, and EclipseChapter 12: Creating Plug-ins: Extension Points, Actions, and MenusChapter 13: Creating Plug-ins: Wizards, Editors, and ViewsColophon
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