Thursday, June 23, 2005

Centralized Help in Eclipse

As further proof that I embrace all IDE's (besides my beloved IntelliJ), I have just published an article on IBM developerWorks site about building centralized help in Eclipse. One of the really cool things about Eclipse is that everything important, including the help system, is built as a plug-in. This article shows how you can externalize both the built-in help and help you download with plug-ins into a central place. You can also turn the Eclipse help into a kind of wiki or other kind of collaborative document management tool without too much effort. The help system is quite flexible, as this article shows.

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