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platform plugin archtecture

Platform-Plugin Archtecture

Tao Yongjing

platform and plugin
Platform and Plugin
  • PlatformIn computing, a platform describes some sort of hardware architecture or software framework (including application frameworks), that allows software to run. Typical platforms include a computer's architecture, operating system, programming languages and related runtime libraries or graphical user interface.
  • Plugin
  • In computing, a plug-in (also called plugin, addin, add-in, addon, add-on, snap-in or snapin) consists of a computer program that interacts with a host application (a web browser or an email client, for example) to provide a certain, usually very specific, function "on demand". Add-on is often considered the general term comprising plug-ins, extensions, and themes as subcategories.
  • To enable third-party developers to create capabilities to extend an application
  • To support features yet unforeseen
  • To reduce the size of an application
  • To separate source code from an application because of incompatible software licenses
  • Boost Extension, Boost C++ plug-in framework, available from boost sandbox.
  • Qt Plug-Ins, part of Nokia's Qt Framework.
  • Java Plug-in Framework(JPF), a plug-in mechanism adapted from Eclipse's plug-in mechanism from its pre-OSGi era.
  • OSGi, a standardized dynamic component system suited for plug-in programming, used in Eclipse, many commercial J2EE application servers, Spring Framework, and embedded applications.
  • Rich Client Platform (RCP), platform for applications adapted from Eclipse, applications are written as plug-ins and may themselves have further plug-ins
eclipse extension points
Eclipse Extension Points
  • actionSet
  • editor
  • popUpMenu
  • views
  • perspectives
  • propertyPages
advantage disadvantage
Advantage & Disadvantage
  • Advantage
    • Extend Functions
    • Reusable
    • Responsibilities Clearly
    • Efficiently
    • Secondary Development
  • Disadvantage
    • Difficult in Developing Interface
    • Size of Basic Service