August 31, 2006
TechBookReport reviews Eclipse plugins book
TBR writes "A key factor in the well-deserved success of Eclipse is the whole eco-system of plug-ins. Yes, Eclipse is one of the leading Java IDEs, but it's also an IDE for C/C++, PHP, Python and other languages. It's a platform for web development, XML authoring, UML and modelling, databases and much more. All of these are possible because Eclipse is 'open-source platform-independent framework for the creation of rich-client applications' (to quote from Eclipse In 30 Seconds). However, most introductions to Eclipse barely touch on the technicalities of building a robust and complex plug-in. Not so with this title, by two authors with extensive experience of building and selling commercial Eclipse plug-ins."