Monthly Archives: July 2007

Making Eclipse Plug-ins using JRuby or Groovy

Warning! if you have no experience building plug-ins, this post will probably mean very little to you. A few days ago, I was working with Anton, one of my Google Summer of Code students, trying to figure out how one … Continue reading

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Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners

Mark Dexter has made a series of videos to help you get started with Java development using Eclipse. He’s posted the first video on YouTube. A better quality version of this first lesson, along with another 15 lessons and a … Continue reading

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Many classpaths to enlightenment

Something that a lot of people don’t understand about Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) is that the “build” path and the “runtime” classpath are actually two different things. The “build” path, oddly enough, is used by the Java compiler when … Continue reading

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Registration for Eclipse Summit Europe Opens!

The second annual Eclipse Summit Europe (ESE) takes place October 9-11, 2007 at Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg, which is in the Stuttgart region of Germany. ESE is the Eclipse Foundation’s premier event designed to create opportunities for the European … Continue reading

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PHP Development Tools Awesomeness

The PHP Development Tools (PDT) Project has been hard at work producing the next version of some excellent tools for building PHP applications. I have been using the 1.0M1 release (the PDT downloads page points to their update site) for … Continue reading

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Interpreted Java

It’s long past time to continue on a path I started down some time ago. About four years ago, Renaud Waldura posted a blog entry titled “Ten Reasons to Use Eclipse”. A few months back, I started reviewing the ten … Continue reading

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Apparently, there is some confusion about the name of the “Mylyn” project. Let me try and clear it up. This is “Our Lynn”, the Eclipse Foundation’s Marketing Events Manager. This is “Mylyn”, the Task-Focused UI for Eclipse that reduces information … Continue reading

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One more reason to love Mylyn

I spoke last Thursday at the Java Forum Stuttgart. This is a show that I really enjoy attending; the organization is great, the people are very nice, and Stuttgart is a nice city. I delivered two talks: one on Eclipse … Continue reading

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I Ubuntu, do you?

I reported a little while ago about my experiences with Ubuntu. It’s time for a quick update. The short version is that I like it. I like the way that it looks and feel. I even like the OpenOffice software, … Continue reading

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RSS Feed on Eclipse Blogs

Eclipse Blogs does have an RSS feed. Unfortunately it’s hidden. I’ll try to resolve this next week by adding a fancy icons somewhere on the template (somehow, I managed to assume ownership of this sort of thing). In the meantime, … Continue reading

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