Throughout this book, we have provided in-depth discussion of the complete process involved in building a commercial-quality Eclipse plug-in. To us, "commercial-quality" means going above and beyond the minimal requirements needed to integrate with Eclipse. To that end, we have tried to present numerous suggestions and examples intended to help you take your plug-in to the next level. If you have followed the guidelines presented in this book, you will also be in a good position to submit your plug-in to IBM for RFRS certification.
We hope that you found this book to be both informative and useful. We also hope that you will use it as a reference to improve the plug-ins that you create, whether they are high-quality, open source or commercial offerings.
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