Is upgrade to “Eclipse RCP, 2nd Edition” worth it?
If you are interested in RCP development, this is the book to own.
But if you already own the 1st edition, is it worth buying the newer edition? So you can decide for yourself, here are the major differences:
Software management. This chapter has been re-written to discuss software management using p2, which replaced the Update Manager
Action and Commands. A chapter has been added to discuss the newer Commands API, as well as their differences with Actions.
Installing and Updating with P2. More p2 information
PDE build. PDE Build is one of the more error-prone and time consuming aspects of working with Eclipse products. (It’s also powerful and useful. This chapter is completely reworked. Lots of clarification as well as updated information.
Testing. A new chapter on testing an RCP application. A great addition to the book.
A DataBinding reference chapter has been added.
One other thing I really liked was the new font– much more readable IMO. I also like the Pointers section at the end of each chapter. Very nice touches.