Chapter 5. Starting the Hyperbola Prototype

At this stage, you have created the skeleton for Hyperbola. You know how to run it, debug it, and are familiar with the basic classes that are part of all RCP applications. The next few chapters focus on iteratively developing Hyperbola. This next iteration is interesting because it allows you to quickly get something running so you can show it to your mom, your boss, or your friends. It’s also a lot more fun to learn RCP while developing something concrete.

The iterative approach used to develop Hyperbola is how software is developed in most organizations. You start by creating a prototype that could be used to demo Eclipse RCP to your friends or colleagues. You iterate again and augment the prototype ...

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