Category Archives: Eclipse

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Book “Distributed Version Control with Git” published in the third edition

I’m proud to annouce that I finally managed to release the third edition of my Distributed Version Control with Git – Mastering the command line book has been released. The book has grown in size, it is 1/4 larger than … Continue reading

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Introducing the saneclipse project

If you went to one of the software conferences in which the Eclipse IDE was presented it is not unlikely that you went to one of these sessions, called “JDT Kung-Fu” or “Efficient Eclipse IDE usage”. You also find lots … Continue reading

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Publish an Eclipse p2 update site at Bintray (via a shell script)

We at vogella GmbH recently started to use Bintray for the distribution of Eclipse p2 update sites. Bintray is a content delivery system which offers free hosting for Open Source projects. Bintray offers a REST API to upload content and … Continue reading

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vogella GmbH is looking for interested students to work in the Eclipse Open Source project

So much to do in the Eclipse platform project. We are looking for students enthusiastic about Eclipse to help us improve it. See Student – Eclipse Open Source development. Contact hr@vogella.com in case you are interested.

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Defining JDT code templates via the org.eclipse.ui.editors.templates extension point

I recently had again the need to define new Java code templates via a plug-in so that they can be easily shared among a group of developer. I finally took the time to document it, seeAdding code templates to the … Continue reading

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Ignore whitespace changes in Eclipse Git blame

I recently learned that Eclipse GIt can ignore whitespaces changes in its blame annotations.  To enable blame annotation in Eclipse click on your editor border and select “Show Annotations”. To ignore whitespae changes this select Preferences > Team > Git, Ignore whitespace … 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 that … Continue reading

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Automatic error reporting for the Eclipse IDE

Our friends from codetrails have developed an awesome tool to automatically report any error in the Eclipse IDE to the relevant Eclipse project. If you want to improve our IDE experience in the future I highly recommend installing this tool … Continue reading

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vogella GmbH strengthens their Eclipse platform and IDE development commitment

It is amazing how many quality contributions we received over the last months in the Eclipse platform project. For example 50 different people contributed source code to the Eclipse platform.ui project in the last 6 months. I’m proud to say … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) requires Java 7

FYI: Our Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) release requires Java 7. I think these are great news. See Eclipse PMC wiki for details.

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