The Eclipse environment solves the problem of having to maintain your own Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is time consuming and costly. Embedded tools can also be easily integrated into Eclipse. The C/C++CDT is ideal for the embedded community with more than 70% of embedded developers using this language to write embedded code. Eclipse simplifies embedded system development and then eases its integration into larger platforms and frameworks. In this book, Doug Abbott examines Eclipse, an IDE, which can be vital in saving money and time in the design and development of an embedded system. Eclipse was created by IBM in 2001 and then became an open-source project in 2004. Since then it has become the de-facto IDE for embedded developers. Virtually all of the major Linux vendors have adopted this platform, including MontVista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River.

Key Features

*Details the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) essential to streamlining your embedded development process *Overview of the latest C/C++ Developer's Toolkit (CDT) *Includes case studies of Eclipse use including Monta Vista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River


Embedded Linux engineers and designers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing Eclipse History Eclipse Public License Status of Eclipse So What is Eclipse Anyway? What can you do with Eclipse? Summary Resources Chapter 2 Installation System Requirements Obtaining Eclipse Installation Installing Eclipse under Windows Embedded Software Development on Windows Summary Chapter 3 Getting Started Start Eclipse Basic Concepts Perspectives, editors and views Menus Configuring Eclipse Summary Chapter 4 C/C++ Developers’ Toolkit (CDT) Obtaining the Sample Source Code Creating a New Project Adding Source Code to the Project The Program Building the Project Debugging the Project Linking Projects Refactoring Summary Resources Chapter 5 Eclipse CDT – Digging Deeper User-supplied Makefiles Thermostat internals Debugging multi-threaded programs Working with embedded target hardware Summary Chapter 6 Device Software Development Platform Adding on to Eclipse Target Management and the Remote System Explorer (RSE) Native Application Builder (NAB) Other DSDP subprojects Summary Chapter 7 Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) Installing the PDE So what is a plug-in Our first plug-in Building and exporting a plug-in Exploring further Rich Client Platform (RCP) Summary Resources


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