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 […]

Introduction to Eclipse Command

Command in Eclipse represents task. Anything can be a task. In the example in the picture above, I used ‘delete’ as example. A command can have several handlers, which are active on different conditions. In the previous example, I used three handlers which active depend on the type of the object. Commands can be triggered […]

What is Eclipse-RCP-based Application?

To get the answer of that question, we need to take a look at the global architecture of an Eclipse-RCP-based application. This picture below can summarize the information. SWT is Standard Widget Toolkit for Java. Developed by IBM and later by Eclipse Foundation, the purpose of SWT is to give native performance and look to […]