I’m happy to announce that the paper version of the Eclipse 4 Application Development book has been published. The Kindle version has also been updated. Whoever has already the “Early access version” for the Kindle should get an update soon. Unfortunately Amazon takes a few days to process the update to existing Kindle readers.
You can order it directly from Amazon. For example
I’m very grateful to my reviewers. I would like to thank Eric Moffat, Rabea Gransberger, Paul Webster, Remy Suen, Sopot Çela, Kai Tödter, Brian de Alwis, Matthew Hall, Phill Perryman, Marcel Bruch, Boris Bokowski, Daniel Stainhauser, Tom Schindel, Christoph Keimel and Holger Voormann for a detailed review of the material. They helped me a lot to improve the material.
This book is not an Eclipse 3.x delta description. I hope that new developers find their way to the Eclipse 4 platform and that this book help them to learn the Eclipse 4 programming model. Developer with experience in Eclipse 3.x can hopefully skip the chapters which cover SWT, JFace and the like.
The Eclipse 4 platform is a major rewrite of the Eclipse code base and makes the programming model of Eclipse very flexible and powerful. Building your application based on this framework enables you to leverage these capabilities and to create powerful native applications.
I am personally very impressed by the ability of the Eclipse community in redefining the underlying programming model. I believe this ability and the existing ecosystem will ensure that the Eclipse programming model will remain one of the strongest programming models for creating native clients.
I hope this book helps you to learn the new Eclipse programming model, if you are an existing Eclipse programmer. And if you are new to the platform, I hope you get a great introduction in the Eclipse RCP technology stack.