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Parts and Services - the e4 Model and Application Framework

Paul Webster (IBM )

Making For Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Monday, 13:30, 25 minutes | Lafayette

Tags: e4 , UI / RCP
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This is the talk version of "e4 plugins tutorial" and is the companion talk to "The Shape of Things to Come". The model of the workbench allows a pluggable presentation and rendering engine, allowing far more control over the look and feel of the 3.x Eclipse presentation API. The model also controls the lifecycle of the application and contributed parts, and works together with IEclipseContext, dependency injection, and the framework provided services. This talk will cover some expectations contributed code can have of the framework and some guiding principles when consuming framework services or framework events.
 

Paul Webster received a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 1994. After many years working on telephony software and network configuration software in Java and C++, Paul joined the IBM Eclipse Platform UI team in May 2005 and is currently working for IBM Rational Software. Paul is working on the e4 framework and builds, as well as being responsible for command and handlers, keybindings, and menu contributions.

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