Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PDE Good Practices: #4 Use startup code carefully

Be very careful when adding code to
  1. Plug-in load and constructor

  2. org.eclipse.ui.startup extension

These places have a big impact on application startup time. Also note that the if there are many plug-ins dependent on one plug-in and that plug-in is doing something on load (which it shouldn't be) then it may be delaying the loading of the whole stack.