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developerWorks: Use Apache Derby to Develop Eclipse Plug-Ins

Jan 19, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ilya Platonov, Artem Papkov, Jim Smith, Terry Finch)

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"Eclipse is a powerful IDE platform that supports numerous frameworks used for the creation of GUI components (such as SWT or JFaces) or for working with data (such as the Eclipse Modeling Framework). One of the most exciting features of Eclipse is the ability to extend the IDE platform's functionality by creating new plug-ins. Eclipse supports both the above-mentioned frameworks for plug-in development and many other popular frameworks, including the Apache Derby database.

"This article shows you how to use the Derby database for Eclipse plug-in development using resource indexing. The Derby database embedded in Eclipse lets you create an SQL database on the client side with no security issues or network problems, such as an unstable connection or high latency. An SQL database and the JDBC API provide an easy way of storing information and quickly searching previously stored data..."

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