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Understand Commonly Used Features in Java Development Tools

Nov 18, 2008, 06:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prashant Deva)

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"This article talks about the Java™ Development Tools (JDT), illustrating some commonly used features and explaining how to customize them. It also discusses concepts and features that may be different in the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) vs. others, or features that may not be apparent to new users of the JDT. See Part 1 if you're just getting started with Eclipse V3.4.

"What is the JDT?
Eclipse has become synonymous with Java development. However, to many Eclipse newcomers, the relationship between Eclipse and Java technology may not be entirely clear.

"Eclipse is a bare-bones platform that happens to be written in the Java programming language. Plug-ins, such as Mylar and Findbugs, written on top of the IDE provide its functionality, and the Java language allows Eclipse to function like a Java IDE. Possibly because the JDT is included by default in the Eclipse downloads, it may not be immediately clear that when developers say they use Eclipse for Java development, what they really mean is that they use the JDT."

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