Excellent Eclipse IDE tutorial by L. Vogel http://www.vogella.com/articles/Eclipse/article.html.
A perspective contains the visual elements and the arrangement of those elements to support a specific development task within the Eclipse IDE. Perspectives relevant to the development of Scout applications are the Scout perspective, the Java perspective, the Debug perspective, and many others. To open a perspective available in the Eclipse IDE, the Open Perspective button or the Window → Open Perspective → Other... menu can be used.
Figure F.1 provides a screenshot of the Eclipse Scout perspective indicating the corresponding perspective button and the main view parts and editor parts involved. Using drag and drop, views and editors can be freely moved around in the Eclipse IDE to suit the developer’s needs. Perspectives can be further individualized using the Window → Customize Perspective... menu. Here, the visibility of the toolbar items and menu entries can be defined. Once a suitable layout of all desired elements has been defined, this organisation may be saved as a personal perspective using the Eclipse IDE Window → Save Perspective As... menu.
In case a customizing step does not turn out as intended, with the Window → Reset Perspective... menu is always possible to go back to the last saved state of the current perspective.
What is OSGi: http://www.osgi.org/Technology/WhatIsOSGi What is Equinox: http://www.eclipse.org/equinox/
Server-side Equinox: http://www.eclipse.org/equinox/server/http_in_container.php
The web.xml, the lib/servletbridge.jar and eclipse/plugins/servlet, equinox and bla stuff
* bundles * services * classloading
release engineering artefacts vs runtime artefacts. start with runtime artefacts
* plugins * fragments * features * products * targets * servlet bridge * client exe files