The Java Perspective

The Java Perspective provided with Eclipse is the main interface to the JDT project for Eclipse. This perspective, as well as other tools within the JDT, are used in development of an Agentry application that connects with a Java Virtual Machine system connection to synchronize data.

The Java Perspective is opened by default when Eclipse is started. The views for this perspective include the Package explorer. Within this view are the Java packages for the current project. Also listed in this tab are any Agentry application projects created and saved within the current Eclipse workspace. Selecting and opening this project in this view will open the Agentry perspective within Eclipse, displaying that project.

The Java components to the mobile application should be organized within a Java project. Organized within this same project the packages of the Java Interface through which data will be synchronized, and the Agentry Java API packages provided in the Agentry-v5.jar file should also be included.

The Java components of the Agentry application project are created and maintained using the tools and wizards provided with the JDT project. These include the Java Perspective, as well as other tools within the JDT to build and maintain the Java logic. When a definition is created in the Agentry Perspective that contains a Java synchronization component, the option as to the source of the logic for that component is presented. Depending on the selected source, the Java class wizard is displayed, which allows for the selection of the package and parent class for the new class, as well as the package and project placement of the class.

Information covering the Java Perspective, as well as the JDT of which it is a member, provided in the Agentry document set is limited to those areas of functionality in which the two directly relate. This includes guidelines for creating Java projects and packages for a mobile application development project, as well as use of the Java class wizard and some other tools within the JDT. The JDT itself is a robust Java IDE with far more features and functionality than will be covered in this document set. Extensive information can be found on the JDT at the web address:

The item of note at the above URL for the uninitiated JDT user or Eclipse developer is the Java Development User Guide.