Monthly Archives: March 2012

Define Eclipse shortcuts in Unity (Ubuntu)

I wanted to define Eclipse shortcuts in Ubuntu pointing to my individual workspaces. You can define Eclipse shortcuts including parameters, e.g. the -data parameter via a .desktop file. Once defined you can drag the file into the Dash of Unity … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Eclipse Top Newcomer Evangelist Award 2012

Thanks everybody for voting me to the Eclipse Top Newcomer Evangelist Award 2012. I enjoy being part of the Eclipse community, a community which is small ;-), friendly and well educated. Receiving the award is a great honor and I … Continue reading

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Marcel Bruch joins the vogella Trainer Team

I’m happy to announce that Marcel Bruch joins the trainer team of vogella. Marcel is the project lead of Eclipse Code Recommenders. Eclipse Code Recommenders provides improvements in the Eclipse IDE which increases the developer productivity. Marcel also has a … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.2 M6 is out – And it is a good one

Eclipse 4.2 M6 is out and its really feels good to use it. If you thought earlier version of Eclipse 4.2 felt laggy, you should try this one, it has much improved in user interface responsiveness. For Eclipse 4 RCP … Continue reading

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How to determine the ID in the R.java file of a drawable resource in Android?

Assume you have several drawables in your Android resource folder and what to iterate over them. You use a certain naming schema and would like to use this to determine the resources ID’s. The following snippets shows how to get … Continue reading

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Running Eclipse 3.x RCP application on Eclipse 4

I updated Using the Compatibility Layer for Eclipse 3.x RCP applications tutorial with the latest information. The migration for your Eclipse 3.x RCP applcation to Eclipse 4.2 is now super easy. If you are using a feature based product configuration … Continue reading

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How to center a Button in an Android Layout?

In my last Android Training several people asked how they could center a single view, e.g. a Button, so I assume it is worth a short blog entry. If you have a single Button in your Activity and you want … Continue reading

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