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Claus Nyhus Christensen, Trifork

 Claus Nyhus Christensen

Serving as a developer and architect at EOS Trifork for the past 4 years, Claus Nyhus Christensen has been working as a core developer on the Trifork T4 Application Server and as a J2EE consultant. Most notably, Claus designed and implemented the webservices stack in Trifork T4.

Lately Claus has been working on creating Eclipse RCP clients for the Trifork P4 and L4 profiler tools. Claus holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science from Aalborg University in Denmark.

Tutorial: "Developing for the Rich Client Platform"

Track:   Tutorials

Time: Friday 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00

Location: SAS Nortvegia


While the Eclipse platform is designed to serve as an open tools platform, it is architected so that its components could be used to build just about any client application. The minimal set of plug-ins needed to build a rich client application is collectively known as the Rich Client Platform (RCP).

Arbitrary applications, not just development tools, can be built using a subset of the platform. These rich applications are still based on a dynamic plug-in model, and the UI is built using the same toolkits and extension points. The layout and function of the workbench is under fine-grained control of the plug-in developer in this case.

In this tutorial we explain how to write an Eclipse RCP application. This includes topics such as structuring plug-ins, product branding, use of optional components such as Help and Update, UI customization, and deployment.

Though out the tutorial we will develop our own Eclipse RCP application, so bring your laptop! including a network card (preferable wifi)!