Author Archives: waynebeaton

Eclipse Screenshot of the Week: Gerrit

It’s easy to get caught thinking that Mylyn only provides access to traditional issue trackers like Bugzilla and Jira. It also features integration with Gerrit. This screenshot shows the Planning perspective being used to work directly with Gerrit reviews. You … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Revise the Eclipse Development Process: 2015 Edition

Every couple of years, I work with the Eclipse Architecture Council to revise the Eclipse Development Process (EDP). The EDP is the document that describes the structure of projects, relationships between projects and committers, and the sorts of activities that … Continue reading

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Eclipse Mars New and Noteworthy: Java 9 Beta

Java™ 9 support has not yet landed in our standard download packages. But you can add an early access preview to your existing Eclipse Mars install. The Eclipse Java™ 9 Support (BETA) contains the following: ability to add JRE and … Continue reading

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Eclipse Mars New and Noteworthy: Perspective Customization

The Customize Perspective dialog is back! Use this dialog to configure the visible menu, toolbar, action sets and shortcuts in your workbench. This functionality was broken in Eclipse 4.2, together with the the ability to reset the perspective.

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Eclipse Mars New and Noteworthy: Automatic Updates by Default

With Eclipse Mars, the automatic updates option is turned on by default. With this, Eclipse will periodically check with our servers to see if there are any updates available and give users the option to download and install them. Use … Continue reading

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Eclipse Mars New and Noteworthy: Tools for Apache Cordova

Develop, run, and test Apache Cordova applications for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Eclipse Mars New and Noteworthy: New Java Quick Fixes

Eclipse Mars includes new Quick Assists (Ctrl+1) for Java developers. Add and remove the parentheses around lambda parameter: Explicitly add the inferred types of the parameters in a lambda expression: Convert from method reference to lambda expression: Or from lambda … Continue reading

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