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Eclipse Plugins - A question or two.

 
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Hello!

This sounds like an interesting read. I have been using Eclipse for Java development for some time now, and recently began using it for some work in Python. I have not yet found a plug-in for Python development that fits my needs and price range. I haven't ever developed plug-ins in the past, but have recently been looking in to it. Based on answers to previous questions, it sounds like I meet the minimum requirement for benefiting from this book: a background in Java.

From reading the description of the book, I gather that this book may be the way for me to go. Am I correct in my understanding that this book would cover just about everything I would need to know to develop a high quality plug-in for Python development in Eclipse? Another question that comes to mind is: (assuming I am starting from a plug-in beginner's point of view) Is this a book that I should expect to need to read all 818 or so pages before starting any real plug-in development of my own? Or is it more of the style where the basics are covered, and then specifics can be referenced from the text as the need for them arises in my own development?

Thank you for your time!
 
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Muttin Fish wrote:From reading the description of the book, I gather that this book may be the way for me to go. Am I correct in my understanding that this book would cover just about everything I would need to know to develop a high quality plug-in for Python development in Eclipse? Another question that comes to mind is: (assuming I am starting from a plug-in beginner's point of view) Is this a book that I should expect to need to read all 818 or so pages before starting any real plug-in development of my own? Or is it more of the style where the basics are covered, and then specifics can be referenced from the text as the need for them arises in my own development?


Our book would certainly cover a great deal of what you would need, but there are many advanced topics that we don't cover. Fortunately, the Eclipse source provides a wealth of examples of how to do just about anything.

I would say that once you get through chapter 8, you should be in petty good shape, and that the rest could be read as needed.
 
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