Are you a RCP developer using the E4 runtime with or without the compatibility layer ? This talk will give you information to help you in your plugin development.
The E4 spies have moved this year to the PDE project and are directly available when you run your application using Eclipse. You don’t need anymore to install them separately.
This is may be the moment to remind you how to use them to debug your application.
What is managed by the spies ? What is possible to do with them ? Why this UI component is not yet visible ? Why is this toolbar item not enabled ? How are organized your perspectives ? How can you change dynamically your application model and move these modifications to your application ? What about events, injection, or CSS styling ? What kind of objects can you inject in your code, where and when ? These questions and others will be explained with real examples.
And may be you have also some very specific developer's level data to display and … you need to create your own spy ? This talk will also show you briefly how to develop it for you specific needs.
Attending this talk will make you an Eclipse Spies master.