Programming Practices

The following tutorial provides an introduction to programming in C with an emphasis on developing good programming practices.

 

GNUAccounting

GnuAccounting is an open source Java accounting system that creates and administers  invoices and credit notes. It embeds OpenOffice to design templates and output invoices and uses MySQL or OpenOffice's HSQLDB to store transactional metadata on a central server or on the client computer.

For more information, visit http://www.gnuaccounting.org

 

 

Getting Started with Eclipse 3.1

This tutorial provides an introduction to Eclipse 3.1.  The tutorial describes how to install Eclipse on a Windows machine and then run Java and C/C++ using Eclipse.

 

 Getting Started with Eclipse 2.1 and the SWT
This site contains some tutorials and example programs that will help programmers who are new to Eclipse and the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) install Eclipse correctly and run some simple Java/SWT programs.  The main focus of this site is illustrating the use of the SWT for developing Java-based desktop applications.  We have included information on compiling Eclipse/SWT applications into executables with GCJ.  We have also included a brief introduction to installing the CDT (C/C++) plug-in into Eclipse that supports the development of C and C++ programs and an introduction to the Java Native Interface that permits Java and C programs to communicate with each other.  The majority of the tutorials focus on Windows (XP) but the examples that we have run on Linux also work correctly.

1.    Installing Eclipse and running a simple SWT program tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

2.    Basic widgets tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

3.    Advanced widgets tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

4.    Layouts tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

5.    Client billing application tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file. (Still under development.)

6.    Compiling Eclipse applications for Windows with GCJ/MinGW  tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file. (The zip file is large, 17 MB.)  (Still under development.)

7.    Using the CDT C/C++ plugin to develop C/C++ programs in Eclipse tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

8.    Using the Java Native Interface from the command prompt and from within Eclipse to link Java and C programs tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

9.    Creating custom SWT controls tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

10.    Test-Driven Development using JUnit and Eclipse tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

11.    JFace tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

12.    An Eclipse GUI Builder (Instantiations SWT/Swing Designer)  tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

13.    Refactoring in Eclipse  tutorial (or in postscript).

14.    Design Patterns and Code Pro  tutorial (or in postscript).

15.    TimeTracker application  tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

99.    Installing the Amzi Prolog Plugin tutorial (or in postscript) and workspace zip file.

 

The main eclipse site is at www.eclipse.org

Eclipse articles: http://www.eclipse.org/articles/index.html

IBM's Eclipse articles: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/views/opensource/articles.jsp?sort_order=desc&expand=&sort_by=Date&show_abstract=false&view_by=Eclipse&search_by=

Eclipse guides in PDF (version 2.0) eclipsewiki.swiki.net/239

Compilation of Eclipse/SWT with the MinGW (Windows) port of GCJ: http://www.thisiscool.com/gcc_mingw.htm

 

David Scuse (scuse@cs.umanitoba.ca)

Department of Computer Science

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada