Over the past month, I have been working on the Eclipse Tips framework . The Tip Framework enables your project to provide a Tip Provider that shows your latest tips. Tips can be statically coded in Java but also fetched from the internet. Tips are context-aware (i.e. Java tips will show when the JDT perspective is open).
While still under heavy development, I think I am ready to invite you to participate in beta testing, suggestions, continued development, UX advice, and/or creation of your Tip Provider.
Interested parties are invited to install the framework . The sources are currently hosted on Github which contains some basic explanation . The framework itself also contains tips about the tips.