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Eclipse For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7470-2
360 pages
December 2004
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  • In his friendly, easy-to-understand style, the bestselling author of Java 2
  • For Dummies shows developers how to get up to speed fast on this popular Java IDE
  • Eclipse, an open source product originally developed by IBM, has an estimated 500,000 users-a 45 percent market share among Java IDEs
  • Shows Java developers how to maximize programming productivity with Eclipse, covering all the basics as well as advanced techniques such as using Ant, developing new Eclipse plug-ins, and working with Javadocs JAR files
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Table of Contents


Part I: The Eclipse Landscape.

Chapter 1: Reader, Meet Eclipse; Eclipse, Meet the Reader.

Chapter 2: Installing Eclipse.

Chapter 3: Using the Eclipse Workbench.

Chapter 4: Changing Your Perspective.

Chapter 5: Some Useful Perspectives and Views.

Part II: Using the Eclipse Environment.

Chapter 6: Using the Java Editor.

Chapter 7: Getting Eclipse to Write Your Code.

Chapter 8: Straight from the Source’s Mouse.

Chapter 9: More Eclipse “Sourcery”.

Chapter 10: Refactoring: A Burd’s Eye View.

Chapter 11: Refactor This!

Chapter 12: Looking for Things in All the Right Places.

Part III: Doing More with Eclipse.

Chapter 13: Working with Projects.

Chapter 14: Running Code.

Chapter 15: Getting Help.

Chapter 16: Squashing Bugs.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Frequently Asked Questions (And Their Answers).

Chapter 18: Ten Great Plug-Ins for Eclipse.


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Author Information

Barry Burd is a computer science professor at Drew University. He conducts training sessions for business programmers worldwide and has written several bestselling For Dummies books on Java.
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Code examples from the book 3.27 MB Click to Download
Up-to-date instructions for downloading the JRE
For help installing Eclipse on a Unix/Linix or Mac computer, send email to eclipse@BurdBrain.com.
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Plug-in Manifest Editor
Learn about the Plug-in Manifest Editor (How to create a simple Eclipse plug-in).
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Public class Swapper
Find out how to swap two variables without using a safekeeper variable (in Chapter 16).
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Questions or concerns
For any other questions or concerns, send email to eclipse@BurdBrain.com (or hold for an operator).
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