Getting started with Eclipse plug-ins: understanding extension points

Eclipse is designed as a modular platform, with the ability to install and use plug-ins to extend the core functionality. To achieve this, Eclipse is built upon OSGi, a open modular system for Java with six years of commercial use behind it. Although this is a necessary part of Eclipse's modularity, it's enhanced through the use of the extension registry and extensions/extension points.

Categories: Plug-ins, Extension points

[html] EclipseZone Article
April 2007
by Alex Blewitt