Monthly Archives: November 2005

Eclipse RCP in Haiku

Here is my first attempt at writing a Haiku about Eclipse: Eclipse RCPNot just a window systemComponents are king! I believe that discussing Eclipse is a reasonably good stand-in for the requirement that traditional Haiku have something to do with … Continue reading

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Transparency in the development process

I’ve spoken about this in the past, but it’s a pretty important topic, so I thought I’d bring it up again (and will likely do so again)… One of the best ways to keep up to date with what’s happening … Continue reading

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Evangelise this!

I think we can probably all agree that 18 pictures of me putting on the shirt is a little much. However, I think this pretty effectively closes bug# 112631. I am a little concerned that my hair looks just a … Continue reading

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Flip through changed files…

Here’s a neat and (I believe) completely unintentional feature of Eclipse… If you’ve added your projects to SCM through Eclipse, it will mark changed files (and directories containing changed files) with an arrow (a “greater-than” sign) in the Navigator and … Continue reading

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The Eclipse Data Centre

Denis took me down to the data centre today to have a gander at the Eclipse server rack. It’s pretty impressive (a little slice of nerd heaven). The rack is very well organized with all the cables neatly ordered. It’s … Continue reading

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Leanin’ on Working Sets

One of my bigger challenges is managing a workspace packed with many different projects. As an evangelist, I tend to spend a lot of my time experimenting with stuff and the result is a tonne of projects of various sizes. … Continue reading

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He who lives by the quick fix…

I write software interatively and almost always top-down. As such , I tend to rely heavily on the refactoring tools provided in the Eclipse JDT. But I’ve really started to lean on the Quick Fix feature. When you write code … Continue reading

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Sortin’ Tables

I came across SWT Snippet192 today which shows some cool new features that are being added to Eclipse 3.2. I have a table in my application that I want to sort. Sorting is pretty easy to make work in table, … Continue reading

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But it’s good fun!

I wrote a while back about life goal #129 and the resulting bug raised against my person. Frankly, the whole process has been very exciting for me, but–alas–we’re getting close to closing this bug.

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I’ve got my copy

I had an opportunity today to stop by the bookstore and pick up a copy of the new Eclipse Rich Client Platform by Jeff McAffer and Jean-Michel Lemieux. It occurred to me today as I was looking for the book … Continue reading

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