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Category Archives: Eclipse

The Problem of Perspective Multiplicity


Some six years ago, I switched my primary IDE from NetBeans to Eclipse JDT (then 2.0).  At the time, I did this primarily because NetBeans was too much of a resource hog for my pathetic development machine, but I quickly learned to appreciate the power of the Eclipse development environment.  NetBeans has since made great [...]

Screencast: Introduction to the Scala Developer Tools


Virtually everyone who has visited the Scala project page has seen the info page for the Scala plugin for Eclipse.  There are a few screenshots, an update site and very little instruction on how to proceed from there.  Those of you who have actually installed this plugin can vouch for how terribly it works as [...]

SWT Cocoa Call for Volunteers


Steve Northover (father of SWT) posted today on his blog news that the SWT team was looking for help with the SWT Cocoa port.  As far as I know, they’ve been working on this for about two weeks, and they’ve already managed to get Eclipse to start – but only through the use of not-so-subtle [...]

General Purpose Editor Within Eclipse


I’ve blogged before about the difficulties I’ve had in finding a solid, general-purpose text editor for my system.  I looked into VIM for Windows, E, SciTi and many more before finally settling on jEdit.  It’s a really good editor, if a bit rough around the edges.  A lot of people (myself included) would put it [...]

One Wild Week with Ubuntu Linux


As I mentioned in my last post, I managed to erase my hard drive and ruin my productivity for a week all in one fell swoop.  Since I didn’t have a Vista install disk handy, I had to make do with Ubuntu Linux for over a week while I waited for Microsoft to send me [...]