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Levels Of Integration: Five ways you can integrate with the
Eclipse Platform
<date>March 25, 2001</date>
<name>Jim Amsden</name>
The types of problems web application developers face today
require the use of a diverse set of tools that operate in many
domains. In order to provide flexible tool integration, a tool
integration platform must allow tool developers to target
different levels or integration based on the desired level of
investment, time to market, and specific tool needs. Each
integration level determines how a tool must behave, and what
end users can expect as a result. This article defines the
different levels of tool integration supported by Eclipse, and
gives an overview of how they work.