Author Archives: Lars Vogel

About Lars Vogel

Lars Vogel is the founder and CEO of the vogella GmbH and works as Eclipse and Android consultant, trainer and book author. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, He is the primary author of vogella.com. With more than one million visitors per month this website is one of the central sources for Java, Eclipse and Android programming information.

No more tragedy of the commons for Platform UI

Remember than people spoke about the tragedy of the commons for the Eclipse platform? I think it save to say that these times are over for Platform UI. I think we see in Platform UI the hard work we put … Continue reading

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Using CompletableFuture in your Eclipse RCP application

If you want to update your RCP application asynchronously you can use Java 8¬†CompletableFutures. For example the following starts an CompletableFuture and uses the getData method to read the data and calls afterwards the¬†updateTable method. I would be nice if … Continue reading

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Joining the Eclipse Project Management Committee

I’m honored to join the Eclipse Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Eclipse Top-Level Project. See Eclipse project charter for their responsibilities. As Eclipse committer and project lead for platform UI and e4 my main goals are: Attract and win … Continue reading

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Substring code completion in Eclipse JDK

As of yesterday yesterday in the Eclipse 4.6. integration build, we offer substring code completion by default in Eclipse JDK. This brings this feature known from the IntelliJ IDE and the Eclipse Code Recommenders project to JDT users and will … Continue reading

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Contributing to the Eclipse IDE – Second edition available as paper book and also as free download

I’m happy to announce that I finished the second edition of the Contributing to the Eclipse IDE book. To help with the contribution process, I decided to release this edition also as free download.

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Git statistics from Eclipse Platform.UI in September 2015

Last month our cleanup hero was Sopot! He delete the 2.0 compatibility layer plug-in. Developers with the most changesets Lars Vogel 42 (40.4%) Markus Keller 11 (10.6%) Simon Scholz 8 (7.7%) Dani Megert 6 (5.8%) Brian de Alwis 6 (5.8%) … Continue reading

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Eclipse Neon and Saneclipse adding full screen mode for Eclipse

In the Eclipse Neon build from yesterday you have the option to trigger a “Full Screen mode”. We added it simultaneously to saneclipse. saneclipse is a set of plug-ins to improve the user experience of the Eclipse IDE and can … Continue reading

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vogella GmbH joins the Eclipse Foundation

On behave of the http://www.vogella.com/company/ I’m happy to announce that we joined the Eclipse Foundation. While our employees were already heavily involved with the Eclipse open source framework since several years, this step makes our company commitment official. We work … Continue reading

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Saneclipse now with keybindings to increase / decrease editor font size

Based on the work of Mickael Istria we added shortcuts for increasing and decreasing the editor font size to Saneclipse. Install the latest version from https://dl.bintray.com/vogellacompany/saneclipse/ and enjoy Ctrl++ or Ctrl+- for changing the font size. We hope to integrate … Continue reading

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Welcome Tony McCrary as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Tony McCrary as platform.ui committer. Tony is the amazing guy behind the new Eclipse icons which look way better on a dark background. He has drawn these svg icons and created a Maven renderer to … Continue reading

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