On international scale Eclipse RCP is the base of the applications in Finance, in Transports, in Industry and even in Space Exploration.
IBM, ORACLE, SAP, NASA, NOKIA are a few of the organizzations that adopted this technology as the platform for their business and their products.
Eclipse represents a new way to see the world of Enterprise software development, where business and open source create a strong sinergy. Eclipse RCP has an Open Source and extendible architecture, feature that has been allowing the growth of the comunity, which at present counts on hundreds of plug-ins developped by companies, organizations and individuals.
The fact of being a “plug-in oriented” architecture, allows the possibility of using the platform based on specific needs and requirements. To understand the strenght of this approach, think abount how it is easy to extend the Eclipse IDE with new features, simply by adding a plug-in.
Using the Eclipse platform to develop, allows us to have in hand, in user applications, all the instruments that are offered to software developers by Eclipse (Help UI, Update Manager, Cheat Sheets, Intro, etc.), nowadays universally considered one of the best IDE.
In order to install WindowBuilder on Eclipse let's click on Help -> Eclipse Marketplace..., type "windowbuilder" into "Find:" field and press Enter. Then press the Install button and follow the wizard until it asks to restart Eclipse.