Author Archives: Simon Scholz

Make Retrofit ready for usage in OSGi

Retrofit is a really great library for addressing  REST APIs. It is often used for Android apps, because it is really lightweight and easy to use. I’d also love to use this library for my Eclipse 4 RCP applications, so … Continue reading

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Buildship on the mission to Mars

Gradleware decided to implement their own tooling solution for building project within the Eclipse IDE and the Buildship project was born. Since march there are currently 123 commits on the master branch of the GitHub project, which can be found … Continue reading

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Eclipse Dark Theme enhancement, Section titlebar can now be styled

Since the dark theme appeals more and more developers, it is even more important to deliver a great experience with it. One critical point concerning the dark theme were those bad looking gradient colors in the Section titlebars. For those, … Continue reading

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Eclipse Hackathon Hamburg, January, 23rd 2015

We like to announce this coming Eclipse event again, since this is such a great Eclipse community event. So please don’t miss the change to be a part of it. In Hamburg and its surroundings there are so many Eclipse … Continue reading

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Preferences Spy for Eclipse IDE and RCP

Motivation Figuring out, which preference is changed, when editing a certain preference in the user interface (i.e. Preference-Dialog), may be difficult. Let the Preference Spy help you with this issue. Preferences in Eclipse The preferences in Eclipse are stored hierarchically. … Continue reading

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Migration to JUnit 4

When you’re facing the issue to migrate your JUnit 3 tests to JUnit 4, it can be very annoying, because of course you all have a lot of tests. 😉 In general it is a mindless task to migrate things … Continue reading

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