Using DTP with the JDT
The 10/26 build of DTP 1.0M3 adds a new plug-in containing a first step in integration with Java tooling. This plug-in, org.eclipse.datatools.connectivity.jdt was created based on enhancement request 117318. So, what does it do?
If you go to the Java Build Path-->Libraries tab in the JDT (either when creating a new Java project, or on the properties of an existing Java project):
You then select Add Library:
And notice that there is a "Connectivity Driver Instance" category available. Selecting that category opens the driver page:
You then choose from the set of existing connection profiles, and the associated jar is added to your class path:
There's been interest using DTP with the JDT for a while (for example, bug 113029), and it is good to see a first step in that direction.
We'd be very interested in suggestions about how DTP could be used with the JDT, and of course we wouldn't turn away proposals for contributions :-)