Eclipse Tips: Open Implementation

Eclipse Helios has another subtle enhancement to the JDT. It is called as Open Implementation. So what’s that? Before we play around with the feature, let’s create some classes. Before Open Implementation is implemented, we have only Open Declaration with F3 as default keybinding. Try this on Eclipse before Helios. Put your text cursor on […]

Eclipse's Quick Diff: See What Changes You've Made Since Last Checkout

A new morning. You’ve checked out the last code from SVN. Stand up and prepare a coffee and when you were back to the computer, Eclipse had loaded the newest code. You ready to code. And you code. Until afternoon and you need to check-in the changes you’ve made. Now you wonder, what have you […]

Eclipse's Team Project Set: Easier Collaboration

Eclipse has this feature Team Project Set which is rarely used. Really rarely I must say. The point of Team Project Set is when you have many projects on your workspace that build the entire application. People often ask new developers to just check out each project from CVS/SVN. While this works, it is certainly […]

Limit Your Access to Java API for More Productivity

Simplify your work environment to get more jobs done. One example here is to limit your access to the Java API so you won’t be distracted by proposals that you don’t need. RCP/SWT developers are facing this all the time. Point is a class in org.eclipse.swt.graphics, but it is also a class in java.awt. When […]

Helios: How to Prepare Your Eclipse for RCP/Plugin Development

Some RCP-newbies are having difficulties to correctly setup their environment for RCP/Plugin development. Most of them are familiar with Eclipse but not using the Eclipse for RCP/RAP developers package. The problem is sneaky because everything is working except that you don’t get proposals when adding child to the extension. See the following video. How to […]