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<title>Eclipse Platform Technical Overview</title>
<date>July 1, 2001</date>
<date>February 1, 2003</date>
The Eclipse Platform is designed for building integrated
development environments (IDEs) that can be used to create
applications as diverse as web sites, embedded Java<sup>TM</sup>
programs, C++ programs, and Enterprise JavaBeans
<sup>TM</sup>. This paper is a general technical introduction to the
Eclipse Platform. Part I presents a technical overview of
its architecture. Part II is a case study of how the Eclipse
Platform was used to build a full-featured Java development