Tag Archives: Eclipse

This category contains atricles that relate to the Eclipse, which is an open source framework for everything and nothing in particular.

properties linked

Some good news. I now have an RDFX View linked to the properties view so that both Resources and Literals are showing up.

Still to do however:

1. Stop showing the triple, just show the RDF object value
2. Display resources and Literals in different twisties within the Properties View (and add user preference)
3. You may also notice that the content of the RDFX View tree has been frigged – this is currently a big to do.
4. Also, for twisties, are cases where there are multiple values for a particular property.
5. Add a lookup for the Property Name so that if it has a “plain english” value defined somewhere it can be used – (using schemas notes added on this later).

being in the dark

there is a problem with much eclipse development – when something doesn’t work, you’re left very much in the dark. the purposeful lack of documentation thus far – perhaps to enable the platform to remain agile leaves one relying on examples, which is fine – it suits my learning style – but sometimes, when things don’t work, it can be a time sapping drag.

gamma and beck's book

Contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and PluginsThis book very very good. Read it before you start writing anything in Eclipse. If the last five months of hacking have taught me 30% of what I need to know to really understand the internals of Eclipse as it stands today, then this book just confirmed that 30% and had added another 20% by the end of the “first circle”.

Really; read it before you start to code anything in Eclipse.