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The Eclipse Platform (oftentimes referred to as “e4”) version 4.1, released in June 2011, is a next-generation platform for pervasive, component-based applications and tools. Eclipse 4 Rich Client Platform (RCP) builds on the success of the 3.x stream by providing greater flexibility in laying out and styling of visual elements with the modeled user interface and declarative styling. Under the covers, developing applications that exploit the many “built-in” and custom services of the Eclipse workbench is made easier with dependency injection.
In this talk, we will introduce you to Eclipse 4 and show you how you can be successful leveraging it—along with other Eclipse technologies and the entire Eclipse eco-system—to build your own rich client application.
Wayne works for the Eclipse Foundation where he fills the dual roles of Director of Committer Community and Evangelist. He spends his days working with the many Eclipse projects, learning about Eclipse technology, and making sure that everybody knows just how cool it all really is. Wayne is also the editor-in-chief of Eclipse Corner, PMC Lead for the Technology Project, Project Lead for the Examples Project, co-Project Lead for the SOC Project, and an advisor for osbootcamp. In 1982, he received the prestigious Chief Scouts Award from then-Governor General Edward Schreyer. In 1984 his team was selected to represent beautiful British Columbia in the Kinsmen Voyageur Relay. In his spare time, he writes down meaningless accomplishments from his youth in a lame attempt to impress the reader.