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Eclipse Rich Client Platform: Designing, Coding, and Packaging Java™ Applications by Jean-Michel Lemieux, Jeff McAffer

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Chapter 4. The Hyperbola Application

Where to start? The best bet is to create a simple shell that will evolve into Hyperbola. In this chapter, we take you from your empty workspace to creating, running, and debugging an ultra-simple Hyperbola skeleton RCP-based application in about five minutes.

This is an introductory chapter aimed at showing you both to the tooling used when developing Eclipse RCP applications and the general structure of RCP applications. In particular, the goals of this chapter are:

  • Detail the creation of a Hello World Hyperbola application. All the code required for this chapter is generated by standard Eclipse templates.

  • Introduce the mechanics of creating RCP applications and manipulating code in Eclipse by creating and running ...

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