- FAQ 1: What is Eclipse?
- FAQ 2: What is the Eclipse Platform?
- FAQ 3: Where did Eclipse come from?
- FAQ 4: What is the Eclipse Foundation?
- FAQ 5: How can my users tell where Eclipse ends and a product starts?
- FAQ 6: What are Eclipse projects and technologies?
- FAQ 7: How do I propose my own project?
- FAQ 8: Who is building commercial products based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 9: What open source projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 10: What academic research projects are based on Eclipse?
- FAQ 11: Who uses Eclipse in the classroom?
- FAQ 12: What is an Eclipse Innovation Grant?
- FAQ 13: What Eclipse newsgroups are available?
- FAQ 14: How do I get access to Eclipse newsgroups?
- FAQ 15: What Eclipse mailing lists are available?
- FAQ 16: What articles on Eclipse have been written?
- FAQ 17: What books have been written on Eclipse?
- FAQ 18: How do I report a bug in Eclipse?
- FAQ 19: How can I search the existing list of bugs in Eclipse?
- FAQ 20: What do I do if my feature request is ignored?
- FAQ 21: Can I get my documentation in PDF form, please?
- FAQ 22: Where do I find documentation for a given extension point?
- FAQ 23: How is Eclipse licensed?
FAQ 11: Who uses Eclipse in the classroom?
A growing number of universities worldwide are deploying Eclipse as a vehicle for computer science classes. The platform itself can be used very well as an example of state-of-the-art software. Analysis of the Design Patterns adopted in Eclipse could alone easily fill a curriculum for a year. In addition, Eclipse can be used by students to write their own plug-ins. With minimal effort, interesting topics can be explored and impressive results obtained.
Various sources of classroom materials are circulating. International universities that are known to teach courses about Eclipse include, but are not limited to, Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Ecole des Mines de Nantes in France, University of Tuebingen in Germany, Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, and University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Owing to the success of using Eclipse in the classroom, the Eclipse Ececis Project was formed in late 2003. Its goals are collaboration and participation in the development and use of open free courseware for Eclipse and related technologies.