Posts tagged with "eclipse"

Jun 20th, 2014

SnipMatch, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #4

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Code Recommenders is one of the most exciting and innovative plug-ins available for Eclipse. With standard content-assist, Eclipse will show you all the method calls, variables uses, template options, etc… for the current context. Most of these options are irrelevant, and if you’re learning a new API, all these options can be confusing. Furthermore, listing the [...]

Jun 20th, 2014

Even fancier RAP Tables with Templates & native CSS


In RAP 2.2 we introduced the Row Templates feature, which allows you to layout the cells of table rows in different ways than just in columns. In RAP 2.3 we improve on this a bit by allowing not just absolute (pixel) but also percentage values for positioning. However, another cool feature that isn’t documented (because [...]

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Jun 20th, 2014

Dark Theme, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #5

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When Eclipse 3.0 shipped in 2004 it brought a new look to the workbench. Now, 10 years later, an entirely new Dark Theme is launching. Eclipse Luna will ship in less than a week and to help mark the occasion, I’m counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna features that I’m really excited about. Number 5 on [...]

Jun 18th, 2014

RAP, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #6


Eclipse Luna will ship in 1 week. While some of the development teams are putting their final bits in place, many committers have decided to celebrate by going to EclipseCon France. Toulouse is a long way from British Columbia, so I’m celebrating the Eclipse Release by counting down the 10 Eclipse Luna Features that I’m [...]

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Jun 18th, 2014

EMF Forms Joins the Eclipse Release Train!

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We are happy to announce that EMF Forms (and the parent project EMF Client Platform) joins the Eclipse Luna release train and will be available as part of the Eclipse Modeling Tools package. As we are new on board, I would like to introduce EMF Forms a bit, especially the new IDE tooling, which is [...]

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Jun 17th, 2014

TCF Terminal, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #7

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For 10 years Eclipse has set the gold standard for on-time software delivery. Eclipse Luna is just over 1 week away and this year’s release is going to be great. To help celebrate the Eclipse release, I’m counting down the 10 Eclipse Luna features that I’m most excited about. While developing software, staying focused and [...]

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Jun 3rd, 2014

Git Partial Staging in Eclipse

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When committing changes to your  source control system, it’s considered good practice to only resolve a single task with each commit. There are several advantages to this approach: The history reads like a list of tasks that were accomplished Each commit can be easily reviewed, as it only does one thing Commits can be easily reverted [...]

May 29th, 2014

Configure Problem Severity in Eclipse

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I’ve been using Eclipse for over 10 years now but today I discovered something new. You can configure problem severity directly from the problem markers themselves. Let me explain through the use of an example.  By default Eclipse will complain if you have unused fields in your class. A number of quick fixes are available [...]

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May 28th, 2014

RAP and Accessibility / Screen Reader

As I mentioned in my previous post about RAP and Selenium, EclipseSource offers a commercial Add-On that adds WAI-ARIA support to RAP. While we use it mainly for UI-Tests, that’s not really the purpose of ARIA. ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications, and is a W3C recommendation created by the Web Accessibility Initiative group. It [...]

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