Research Group for Applied Software Engineering
Forschungsgruppe für Angewandte Softwaretechnik

Winter 2008 / 2009

Eclipse Plugin Development



What is Eclipse?


This is what says about the Eclipse platform: "The Eclipse Platform provides the core frameworks and services upon which all plug-in extensions are created. It also provides the runtime in which plug-ins are loaded, integrated, and executed. The primary purpose of the Platform is to enable other tool developers to easily build and deliver integrated tools."

So the Eclipse platform is much more than a Java-IDE. The Eclipse platform is the foundation of many also commercial products, such as IBM Rational Software Architect, including the famous Java-IDE.



What is this course about?

We will develop a plug-in for Eclipse in weekly iterations. You will get to know the plug-in architecture of Eclipse as well as core technologies such as RCP, SWT, EMF and GEF/GMF. Eclipse and its technologies are an emerging standard platform in many domains and delivers cutting edge technology.

The plug-in you develop is not a toy example but a plug-in for the unicase Eclipse client. So you work on a real problem in a real project environment, providing you with a unique learning experience.


Bernd Bruegge Prof. Bernd Brügge, Ph.D.


Jonas Helming Jonas Helming Maximilian Koegel Maximilian Kögel

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