Getting started often proves to be one of the biggest challenges. In particular, given the tutorial nature of the next dozen or so chapters, understanding the goals of the tutorial and ensuring you have a reasonable development setup is crucial to having an enjoyable learning experience.
This chapter is designed to set the scene and show you:
An overview of the tutorial content and evolution
How to set up for Eclipse RCP development
How to get, compare, and manage the sample code
Some tips for using the Eclipse IDE for exploring code
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