Part II. RCP by Example

The best way to learn about Eclipse as a rich client platform is to build a rich client application. This part of the book guides you through just that. Starting with a machine completely devoid of any Eclipse functionality, we walk through setting up Eclipse for RCP development and then creating, running, debugging, and enhancing a reasonably full-featured instant messaging client application called Hyperbola. The screen shot here shows an example of the Hyperbola chat client application you will build.

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The material in Part II is presented in an informal tutorial style—assume that we are sitting with you and guiding you ...

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