Best practices for developing Eclipse plugins

See the original posting on IBM developerWorks – Java

This tutorial highlights best practices when marking
information to resources using markers, and then introduces annotations and
decorators that you use to highlight markers within the workbench. By
extending extension points, you can reuse and adapt the built-in functions in
Eclipse and perform advanced resource marking, such as moving a text marker
when editing text. We discuss methods that take advantage of the plugin model,
which allows for an efficient, high performance, and integrated look and feel
plugin.