Chapter 1. Eclipse

Before we can begin to describe the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), a basic introduction to Eclipse would seem in order. If you’re already familiar with Eclipse, you can skip this chapter and go straight to Chapter 2, which is the “real” Chapter 1 from the EMF perspective.

Eclipse is an open source software project, the purpose of which is to provide a highly integrated tool platform. The work in Eclipse includes a core project, which includes a generic framework for tool integration, and a Java development environment built using it. Other projects extend the core framework to support specific kinds of tools and development environments. The projects in Eclipse are implemented in Java and run on many operating systems including ...

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