Software & Support Media, an associate member of the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the new Eclipse Magazine (English Edition). The new initiative is part of Software & Support Media?s mission to power the Eclipse ecosystem with top-class information that will promote and hone the use of Eclipse worldwide. Published in a digital format, the magazine will cover a broad range of vibrant Eclipse-based topics each month, encompassing the entire software development lifecycle. It will endeavor to offer in-depth examinations of Eclipse sub-projects, feature-rich case studies by cutting-edge Eclipse teams and users, and articles covering the entire application lifecycle using the Eclipse IDE and other code from the Eclipse Foundation, Eclipse-based tools and plug-ins for Eclipse.
The inaugural issue of the magazine is available for FREE. You can download it from here: http://www.eclipsemag.net/ecm/ecmservices/psecom,id,5,nodeid,4.html. Once you register, you also have FREE access to the magazine for the months of September, October, and November 2006.
In the cover story this issue, Tom Eicher, Markus Keller, and Christof Marti detail how to build an editor and integrate it into the Eclipse workbench. They demonstrate how a source code editor ? with functions such as syntax coloring, model synchronization, content assist including templates, and folding ? can be created and embedded within the Eclipse environment.
Tobias Widmer sheds light on the services offered by the Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT) and the Refactoring Language Toolkit (LTK) to support automated Java refactorings. To demonstrate the combination of Java-specific and language-neutral frameworks, Tobias presents a refactoring implementation for an Introduce Indirection refactoring that is designed to introduce an indirection method for existing method invocations.
Jason Weathersby explains how to use the enhanced features of Eclipse BIRT 2.1 to effectively create business reports. This issue also features an interview with Kent Beck and two exclusive features that focus on the good and bad in Eclipse 3.2 and how Eclipse is being used in your mobile, in banks and in space. The Plug-in-Parade details the SWT/Swing Designer, WindowBuilder Pro.
Eclipse magazine is aimed at software development practitioners, development managers, architects, test and QA managers, and others who use Eclipse and related technologies in their development projects. Our aim is to help the community with as much quality information on Eclipse as possible. Towards this end, we are running a promotion until November to give you a chance to send us that Eclipse article/tutorial that you've always wanted to write and share with the larger community. In return, you stand a chance to win BIG! For more details, head over to the promotion page: http://www.eclipsemag.net/ecm/ecmservices/psecom,id,16,nodeid,4.html. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy reading the inaugural issue of this magazine. Please send in your feedback and requests on what you'd like to see covered in the magazine to : firstname.lastname@example.org.