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Eclipse Cheatsheet Article

Being stuck at an airport provides the perfect time to blog about a new article from the PDE UI team (should we publish this at Eclipse Corner?) that discusses our improved cheatsheet development support. Why use cheatsheets? Cheatsheets provide an easy way to cut down the learning curve for your end users. I think the tools are there now (no more excuses!) for more Eclipse projects to create cheatsheets. So please pressure your local Eclipse project representative to include cheatsheets with their projects šŸ™‚

  • AlBlue

    Neat article. But it would probably be good to try and distil what makes a good cheat sheet as opposed to a bad one. Of course, they can all take you through the steps to get to the result (well, most of the time) but the ones that are really annoying are ‘click here to do all the work for you’. If you can’t replicate the work just by reading the instructions, rather than clicking all the context sensitive links, then they’re useless. I present as Exhibit A the GMF tutorial šŸ™‚

  • AlBlue

    Neat article. But it would probably be good to try and distil what makes a good cheat sheet as opposed to a bad one. Of course, they can all take you through the steps to get to the result (well, most of the time) but the ones that are really annoying are ‘click here to do all the work for you’. If you can’t replicate the work just by reading the instructions, rather than clicking all the context sensitive links, then they’re useless. I present as Exhibit A the GMF tutorial šŸ™‚