Getting a new developer up-to-speed can take time. First they need to download the development tools and configure their development environment. While some teams use pre-configured packages, like the Eclipse EPP Packages, most teams extend these tools with extra plug-ins or custom configurations. Many of these plug-ins have additional dependencies which also must also be installed. From here, developers need to fetch their source code, setup their task repositories and configure their workspace settings. This setup can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
If you’re lucky, someone has documented this procedure. If you’re not lucky…. well, good luck :-).
With a Yoxos profile your entire setup procedure can be automated. From IDE configuration to workspace setup, Yoxos will do all the heavy lifting for you. Simply double-click your profile, and go!
While Yoxos is freely available, and you can use Yoxos to host your project configurations, many teams want privacy. That is why I’m happy to announce Yoxos for Teams. With Yoxos for Teams you can now create and share your Eclipse configurations with exactly who you choose.
You can purchase Yoxos for Teams for as little as $5 per month.
Once your team has been setup you can use the Yoxos launcher to configure a Yoxos Profile. You can choose from over 2,000 Eclipse plugins. You can also use our Workspace Provisioning tools to help configure your Git repositories, Mylyn queries, Targets or Checkstyle rules. Simply choose the team you wish to share your profile with.
Don’t waste anymore time configuring your IDE!