This tutorial is broken up into two parts and takes an in-depth look at the fundamental building block of an Eclipse product - the plug-in. In this second part, you will learn the fundamentals of developing on top of Eclipse's Rich Client Platform (RCP). You will learn by doing. As an attendee, you'll create a standalone fully-branded rich client application using the PDE tools that you can take home and share with the family.
Presented by the PDE team who creates the plug-in development tools found in Eclipse, this tutorial is an ideal primer for everyone who is new to Eclipse, RCP or plug-in development and wants to learn straight from the source. Attendees will leave the tutorial with a good understanding of the Eclipse plug-in component model and the plug-in development lifecycle.
Chris Aniszczyk is an Eclipse committer at IBM Lotus who works on OSGi-related things. His primary focus these days is improving Eclipse's Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) and spreading the Eclipse love inside of IBM's Lotus organization. He is an open source enthusiast at heart, specializing in open source advocacy. He evangelizes about Eclipse in his blog, and he's honored to represent the Eclipse committers on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors. He's always available to discuss open source and Eclipse over a frosty beverage.
Wassim Melhem is an Eclipse committer, blogger, and a program manager at Embarcadero Technologies leading the powerful PowerSQL IDE.
Prior to that, Wassim worked at the IBM Toronto laboratory for seven years where he led the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) since the Eclipse 2.1 release through to the RCP renaissance and into the new age of OSGi runtimes.
Wassim spent his early 20's sequencing DNA and implementing XML and Java code-generating tools for the MQSeries family of runtimes.
Wassim holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with Honors in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.