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in a series on writing Eclipse plugins.
"Eclipse is a nice IDE, of course, but it's arguably the best platform for hosting your own applications. Using Eclipse facilities spares you from re-coding, for the 100th time, a framework for dealing with online help, generating wizards, or saving a file to disk. Eclipse ships with many helpful features, such as a Lucene-ready engine for searching your help documentation. Like any object-oriented developer, you don't want to reinvent the wheel.
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