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Monday, June 23, 2008

Screencast: Using Property Testers in the Eclipse Command Framework

Eclipse 3.4 (codename Ganymede) is on the verge of release. Having struggled with the Eclipse Command Framework, I decided it would be valuable to provide a screencast demonstrating the component I thought needed the most clarification, and where I spent the most time spinning my wheels: the property testers extension point.

Was this worth the amount of effort I put in to it? I can't count the number of hours it took to create my first screen cast - I needed SnapZ Pro X, IMovie '08 and finally, Gliffy, Screen Flow and The Gimp. One thing I learned through this exercise: making a crisp screencast is hard work.

I hope it is useful to you.

Using Eclipse Property Testers with the Command Framework from Robert Konigsberg on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...


I came to see your screencast which is referenced in the Clayberg/Rubel Book "Eclipse Plugins" (3rd Edition). Thanks a lot for featuring this.

Foodberg said...

I didn't know that was in the book. Awesome! I guess I better do another one on forcePluginActivation.

Felix Dorner said...

Hey Robert,

that would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Robert

U.S. Wickramasighe said...

This is really nice..will be very useful for the plugin i'm developing for Eclipse..