Here is a quick update on the status for the "Eclipse Web Interface" project.
So I have begun discussing ideas with my mentor, Nick Boldt, for the project and from this we have successfully been able to start narrowing down what the project's primary goal should be. During these discussions I have been keeping note of what I need to familiarize myself with -- right now the Eclipse Plug-in architecture is at the top of my list. Consequently, I've been getting my feet wet by starting to read the pertinent documentation on eclipse.org as well as playing around with some EMF tutorials and the Eclipse Plug-in Project wizard.
I have yet to officially start coding on the project itself, but this will be the next step! :-)