Notes on the Eclipse Plug-in Architecture

Eclipse plug-ins embody an architectural pattern for building an application from constituent parts. This article presents an in-depth view of the participant roles and collaborations of this architectural pattern, as they exist in an instance of the Eclipse workbench. The goal is to provide an understanding of plug-ins, and of how plug-in extensions are defined and processed, independently of the mechanics of using the Eclipse workbench to produce plug-ins.

Categories: Plug-ins, Platform, Getting Started

[html] Notes on the Eclipse Plug-in Architecture
July 2003
by Azad Bolour