Release on 2010-05-12 | by Jeff McAffer,Jean-Michel Lemieux,Chris Aniszczyk
Author: Jeff McAffer,Jean-Michel Lemieux,Chris Aniszczyk
Pubpsher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The Definitive Guide to Eclipse Rich Client Development In Eclipse Rich Client Platform, Second Edition, three Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) project leaders show how to use Eclipse 3.5 (“Galileo”) to rapidly deliver cross-platform applications with rich, native-feel GUIs. The authors fully reveal the power of Eclipse as a desktop application development platform; introduce important new improvements in Eclipse 3.5; and walk through developing a full-featured, branded RCP application for Windows, Linux, Mac, and other platforms—including handheld devices and kiosks. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors cover building, refining, and refactoring prototypes; customizing user interfaces; adding help and software management features; and building, branding, testing, and shipping finished software. They demonstrate current best practices for developing modular and dynamically extensible systems, using third-party code libraries, packaging applications for diverse environments, and much more. For Java programmers at all levels of experience, this book Introduces important new RCP features such as p2, Commands, and Databinding Thoroughly covers key RCP-related technologies such as Equinox, SWT, JFace, and OSGi Shows how to effectively brand and customize RCP application look-and-feel Walks through user interface testing for RCP applications with SWTBot Illuminates key similarities and differences between RCP and conventional plug-in development Hands-on, pragmatic, and comprehensive, this book offers all the real-world, nontrivial code examples working developers need—as well as “deep dives” into key technical areas that are essential to your success.
This book gives a detailed introduction into the Eclipse platform and covers all relevant aspects of Eclipse RCP development. Every topic in this book has a content section in which the topic is explained and afterwards you have several exercises to practice your learning. You will be guided through all relevant aspects of Eclipse 4 development using an comprehensive example which you continue to extend in the exercises. You will learn about the new programming concepts of Eclipse 4, e.g. the application model, dependency injection, CSS styling, the renderer framework, the event system and much more. Proven Eclipse technologies like SWT, JFace viewers, OSGi modularity and services, data binding, etc. are also covered in detail. This book requires a working knowledge of Java and assumes that you are familiar in using the Eclipse IDE for standard Java development. It assumes no previous experience of Eclipse plug-in and Eclipse RCP development.
Eclipse and the Rich Client Platform (RCP) together form a leading development platform. It provides a lightweight software component framework based on plug–ins. In addition to allowing Eclipse to be extended using other programming languages, it provides the key to the seamless integration of tools with Eclipse. The RCP gives Eclipse its modularity: Eclipse employs plug–ins in order to provide all of its functionality on top of (and including) the RCP, in contrast to some other applications where functionality is typically hard–coded. RCP apps are platform independent: they can be built for all major operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Mac from a single code base. And the RCP provides a professional look and feel for applications. Practical Eclipse Rich Client Platform Projects is a clear and technical guide for Eclipse developers to help them enhance their knowledge and achieve their goals quickly. The book explains the technical concepts easily and in an engaging way. The text provides plenty of source code and images as learning aids. Several practical projects and case studies are included.
Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks.A concise guide that delivers immediate results with practical recipes on learning practical hints and avoiding pitfalls in Eclipse 4 development.You will find this book useful if you are looking to create cross-platform rich client applications. Eclipse platform is built with Java, so basic knowledge of Java is essential. The focus of this book is to understand the new APIs and concepts of the Eclipse 4 platform. Prior knowledge of basic concepts of the Eclipse framework (plugin, extension, perspective, workspace, and so on), SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit), and JFace would be beneficial in understanding the examples in this book quicker.
Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) is an innovative toolkit for developing applications that will run as rich clients as well as web applications. Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform is the first book on the new Eclipse RAP, and it introduces the required RCP and OSG/i concepts used by Eclipse RAP. This firstPress title demonstrates the functionality and benefits of Eclipse RAP as well as shows the sweet spots of RAP, especially focusing on single sourcing RCP and web applications, which can be a huge cost saver. This book also covers possible issues that might prevent you from successfully deploying RAP. Describes Eclipse RAP concepts and its underlying technology Explains key features of RAP Shows case studies where RAP works and where it won’t What you’ll learn Understand what the purpose of RAP is. Learn what is required to deploy RAP applications. Get to know how to utilize RAP features. Develop single sourced RCP and web applications. Solve issues when migrating a RCP application to RAP. Determine when to use RAP or when to choose a different framework. Who this book is for This book is suitable for IT managers, technical leads, and developers. While the focus is on concepts and understanding the technology, developers can also find insights on how to solve specific issues. For IT managers, it shows how RAP is able to save development costs, but also presents limitations of the framework. The reader is expected to have at least basic Eclipse RCP knowledge and some complementary Java or web application development experience. Table of Contents Rich Clients vs. Web Clients Introducing Eclipse RAP The RAP Architecture Developing a RAP Application Single Sourcing Advanced RAP Features RAP Deployment
Release on 2008-07-17 | by Diana Peh,Nola Hague,Jane Tatchell
A Field Guide to Reporting
Author: Diana Peh,Nola Hague,Jane Tatchell
Pubpsher: Pearson Education
The world-wide developer community has downloaded over three million copies of BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools) from the Eclipse web site. Built on the open-source Eclipse platform, BIRT is a powerful reporting system that provides an end-to-end solution, from creating and deploying reports to integrating report capabilities in enterprise applications. The first in a two-book series about this exciting technology, BIRT, Second Edition: A Field Guide to Reporting is the authoritative guide to using BIRT Report Designer, the graphical tool that enables users of all levels to build reports, simple to sophisticated, without any programming. BIRT, Second Edition: A Field Guide to Reporting is an essential resource for users who want to create presentation quality reports from day one. The extensive examples, step-by-step instructions, and abundant illustrations help new users develop their report design skills quickly. Power users can find the information they need to make the most of the product’s rich set of features to build complex and compelling reports. By the time you finish this book, you learn the following and more Design effective business and corporate reports that convey information through images, charts, tables, and cross tabs Build reports using data from a variety of sources, including databases, XML documents, spreadsheets, and web services Enliven reports with interactive features, such as hyperlinks, Tooltips, and highlighting Create consistently styled reports and collaborate with other report designers through the use of templates and libraries of reusable elements Localize reports for an international audience This second edition, revised and expanded, adds updated examples and covers all the new and improved product features, including Cross tabs and OLAP cubes New chart types, including Gantt, bubble, tube, and cone charts Web services as a new data source New report output formats, including doc, ppt, xls, and PostScript The capability for reports to reference CSS Localization of report parameter and data values
The NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework, used by very large organizations in mission-critical scenarios, such as at Boeing and Northrop Grumman, as well as in the financial sector and in the oil/gas industry. For these large customers in enterprises who are increasingly interested in Maven and OSGi, the book will have particular relevance. The Definitive Guide to NetBeansTM Platform 7 is a thorough and authoritative introduction to the open-source NetBeans Platform, covering all its major APIs in detail, with relevant code examples used throughout. Provides a completely updated definitive guide to the NetBeans Platform, using the latest APIs, coding patterns, and methodologies. Focuses strongly on business features in an application, since Oracle's customers are particularly interested in business-related aspects. For example, how to use OSGi, how to add authentication/security, how to monetize from a modular application. The original German book on which this title is based was well received. The NetBeans Platform Community has put together this English translation, which covers the latest NetBeans Platform 7 APIs. With an introduction by known NetBeans Platform experts Jaroslav Tulach and Tim Boudreau, this is the most up-to-date book on this topic at the moment. All NetBeans Platform developers will gain something from this book, because several topics in the book have not been documented anywhere else.
Release on 2011-08-11 | by Jason Weathersby,Tom Bondur,Iana Chatalbasheva
Author: Jason Weathersby,Tom Bondur,Iana Chatalbasheva
Pubpsher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The world-wide developer community has downloaded over ten million copies of BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools). Built on the open-source Eclipse platform, BIRT is a powerful reporting system that provides an end-to-end solution from creating and deploying reports to integrating report capabilities in enterprise applications. Integrating and Extending BIRT, Third Edition, introduces programmers to BIRT architecture and the reporting framework. BIRT technology makes it possible for programmers to build customized reports using scripting and BIRT APIs. This book also includes extensive examples of how to use the Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment to build plug-ins to extend the features of the BIRT framework. The source code for these examples is available for download at www.eclipse.org/birt. Key topics covered include Installing and deploying BIRT Deploying a BIRT report to an application server Understanding BIRT architecture Scripting in a BIRT report design Integrating BIRT functionality into applications Working with the BIRT extension framework This revised and expanded third edition features the following new content Updated architectural diagrams Expanded scripting examples Debugging event handlers Developing an advanced report item with data binding Developing a data extraction extension Developing a charting extension Readers may also be interested in this book’s companion volume. BIRT: A Field Guide, Third Edition, is the authoritative guide to using BIRT Report Designer, the graphical tool that enables users of all levels to build reports, from simple to complex, without programming.
Written as a concise yet practical guide that details the main features which are usually required by a programmer who makes use of the Eclipse platform, this book covers Eclipse 3.8 in a way that is accessible to the Java novice and expert alike. The reader is guided through a series of hands-on examples that introduce Eclipse and some of its plugins.The primary audience for this book are the Java programmers. This book has been written in a way that it is accessible both to beginners and advanced Java programmers alike. Also, if you are a seasoned Java developer who has been using another IDE and wondering what Eclipse brings to the table, this book will provide you with a hands-on walkthrough of the main IDE features. This book will also be beneficial to any computer science undergraduate or a graduate student who are familiar with Java.
Release on 2010-02-15 | by Jeff McAffer,Paul VanderLei,Simon Archer
Creating Highly Modular Java Systems
Author: Jeff McAffer,Paul VanderLei,Simon Archer
Pubpsher: Addison-Wesley Professional
A Hands-On Guide to Equinox and the OSGi Framework In OSGI and Equinox: Creating Highly Modular Java™ Systems , three leading experts show developers—for the first time—exactly how to make the most of these breakthrough technologies for building highly modular dynamic systems. You’ll quickly get started with Eclipse bundle tooling, create your first OSGi-based system, and move rapidly to sophisticated production development. Next, you’ll master best practices and techniques for creating systems with exceptional modularity and maintainability. You’ll learn all about OSGi’s Declarative Services and how to use them to solve a wide variety of real-world problems. Finally, you’ll see everything that you’ve learned implemented in a complete case study project that takes you from early prototype through application delivery. For every Eclipse developer, regardless of previous experience, this book Combines a complete hands-on tutorial, online sample code at every step, and deep technical dives for working developers Covers the OSGi programming model, component development, OSGi services, Eclipse bundle tooling, server-side Equinox, and much more Offers knowledge, guidance, and best practices for overcoming the complexities of building modular systems Addresses practical issues ranging from integrating third-party code libraries to server-side programming Includes a comprehensive case study that goes beyond prototyping to deliver a fully refined and refactored production system Whatever your application, industry, or problem domain, if you want to build state-of-the-art software systems with OSGi and Equinox, you will find this book to be an essential resource.