So, you've heard the hype about Eclipse, and you want to stick your toe in the water and see what's what, but you don't have time to wade through a 700-page reference manual? Do you want a thorough, concise, FAST introduction to writing a working application using SWT? Do you want to be able to, in one sitting, be introduced to everything you need to know about Eclipse in order to get a functioning database application up and running?

Then the new book Eclipse: Step by Step is for you. Whether you've never used anything more complex than a text editor (real programmers use vi!) or you're a Netbeans guru, Eclipse: Step by Step will run you through all of the initial steps of using the IDE, including downloading and installing, at warp speed.

Go to the Amazon page above and read the reviews. Eclipse: Step by Step is the fastest path to Eclipse productivity (and it's based on the latest release, Eclipse 2.1, so you aren't reading things that are already out-of-date).

Of course, I'm a little biased... I wrote the book!

Also, if you like to see some sample content, you can go to the publishers site.

Joe Pluta
Eclipse: Step by Step