Eclipse RCP Runtime Inspection

Session Type: 
Standard Talk [25 minutes]
Speakers

Runtime inspectors are more or less generic extensions for your applications, typically contributed as additional bundles. At runtime such inspectors help you to

  • study the structure of a RCP application
  • browse internal data models
  • understand how a particular feature of an application is implemented
  • find out why an application behaves or does not behave in a certain way
  • inspect layouts of views and dialogs
  • detect programming errors for example in GUI resource handling

While working on several Eclipse RCP applications projects over the last years I always used used or created such runtime inspectors, as such tools provide valuable information during development and for support.

In this talk we have a look at several powerful tools and see how RCP developers can benefit from it. I will also demo some ideas for new runtime inspection tools that helped me in different RCP projects.

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Schedule info

Room: 
Silchersaal
Status: 
Accepted

Audience

Track: 
Eclipse Technology
Experience level: 
Intermediate

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