Self-Guided Training for Java is Finally Here!


The OpenDOF Eclipse Plugin for Java is an Eclipse plugin utilizing this IDE’s “Help” and “Cheatsheets”. It contains self-guided, code and document assisted steps for Operations, Connectivity, and basic Security training in a standard IDE.

Eclipse MARS or greater is REQUIRED!

Why Eclipse? We had to choose a standard IDE. After much research we found that Eclipse was the most common IDE for Java, and had the best support for this type of training.

Prerequisites for this training are:

  1. Training Introduction-An Overview of DOF Technology – (estimated time to complete: 10 minutes)
  2. Understanding the DOF Object Model – (estimated time to complete: 20 minutes)
  3. Recommended  Interface Design Concepts (download, PDF) – (estimated time to complete: 20-30 minutes)

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Download the training-help-opendof-eclipse-plugin file, extract the plugin (*) from the buildRepo -> plugins folder and copy it into the main Eclipse plugin folder and start the program in a standard Workspace.

  • Click Help – Cheat Sheets…
  • Select the OpenDOF content in the following order and follow the instructions in the Cheat Sheet:
    1. OpenDOF Operations Training -> Module 1, etc
    2. OpenDOF Connectivity Training -> Module 1, etc
    3. OpenDOF Security Training -> Module 1, etc

This training will give you step-by-step instructions, allowing you to make changes to the code and access Help documentation (click the “?” icon in the upper right corner of each section) and API documentation as you go.

Eclipse Java Training for OpenDOF