In this tutorial, we will learn Eclipse Platform Components. It consists of several sub components. All the sub systems run on top of Eclipse platform runtime. Some of the important Eclipse components are as follows:
- Eclipse Workbench
- Eclipse Workspace
- Eclipse Runtime
Eclipse Workspace is a directory where we can store project files, source and other project artifacts. We need to choose an Eclipse workspace to begin Eclipse workbench.
Eclipse Workbench is the desktop development environment for developing and building applications. Workbench window contains Eclipse perspectives.
An Eclipse perspective contains several views, menus, toolbars and editors suitable for a specific purpose. For example, Java perspective is designed to support Java standalone applications. Java EE perspective is designed to develop enterprise Java applications. Some examples of Eclipse perspectives:
- Java perspective
- Java EE perspective
Java perspective is designed to support Java application development.
We can explore the project contents using Project explorer. We can browse project packages, files, Java source code, folders, properties and configuration, Maven dependencies, etc.
In the Project Explorer view, make sure the project and the source folder are expanded so you can see the packages. Expand the package to see the Java files contained in the package.
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