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Eclipse Neon (Eclipse 4.6) will require a Java 8 runtime

I’m personally happy that the next Eclipse release will require Java 1.8 to run. See official email to the cross mailing list for the public announcement of this. Several Eclipse projects like m2e and Jetty have already moved to Java … Continue reading

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Contributing the the Eclipse platform UI project in 4 simple steps

Some people claim it is relatively hard to contribute code to an Eclipse platform project (without Oomph). But even without additional tooling is actually very easy to setup the necessary configuration to contribute to Eclipse platform UI. Here are the … Continue reading

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Honored to join the Eclipse Architecture Council

I recently been elected to join the Eclipse Architecture Council. The Eclipse Architecture Council serves the community by identifying and tackling any issues that hinder Eclipse’s continued technological success and innovation, widespread adoption, and future growth. Looking forward to help … Continue reading

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Generic Eclipse 3.x views, editors and handlers with DI – by René Brandstetter

In this blog entry I will show you three independent features provided by Eclipse and OSGi which can work together to create views, editors or handlers via the Eclipse ExtensionRegistry but still use the dependency mechanism of Eclipse 4. Supersede … Continue reading

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Where are the vogella example projects at Github?

On a regular basis I get the question where people can find the example code of our tutorials. There are on Github but Github is big, so we created this vogella Source code page to make it easier to find … Continue reading

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Using IntStream.range instead of an ordinary for loop

Java 8 and Streams are really nice. They can even make look ordinary for loops much cooler. Assume the following snippet: for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) { elements[i] = new MyModel(i); } This can also be … Continue reading

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Welcome Stefan Xenos from Google as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Stefan from Google as platform.ui committer Stefan used to be an Eclipse platform developer working for OTI and has indicated that he would be interested to work again on Eclipse platform.ui. Stefan indicated that he … Continue reading

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Welcome Olivier Prouvost from Opcoach as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Oliver from Opcoach as platform.ui committer Oliver is an existing e4 tools committer and has continued to maintain and enhance the e4 tools since we moved them to eclipse.platform.ui.tools. He also migrated the Eclipse 4 … Continue reading

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“Eclipse Rich Client Platform” book – Revised third edition available based on Eclipse 4.4

I’m happy to announce that the revisted third edition of the Eclipse RCP book is available. It has been updated to Eclipse 4.4 and contains lots of small corrections and clarifications. The update resulted in approx. 100 more pages.

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Honored to become Eclipse PDE committer

I’m happy to announce that I was elected as PDE committer. This made the integration of the new png icons in PDE much easier. I plan to work on the PDE templates and improve the PDE tooling for the IDE … Continue reading

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