Category Archives: Eclipse 101

Run Eclipse IDE on One Version of Java, but Target Another

The Eclipse IDE for Java™ Developers (and the other Java developer variants) is itself a Java application that’s used to build Java applications. That relationship can be a bit weird to wrap your brain around. Written almost entirely in Java, the Eclipse … Continue reading

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The source for the Eclipse Project Handbook is in AsciiDoc format (rendered using Asciidoctor via Maven), and includes embedded Graphviz graph descriptions (which are rendered into embedded images). Proofing those images is a bit of a pain: it requires that … Continue reading

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Eclipse Project Branding and Trademarks

As part of the project creation process, the Eclipse Foundation assumes ownership of the project’s name.  As a legal entity, the Eclipse Foundation owns all Eclipse project and corresponding product trademarks on behalf of the the Eclipse community. This prevents … Continue reading

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Quick Access to Eclipse IDE Features

As Lars points out on the ide-dev mailing list, a lot of Eclipse IDE users aren’t aware of some very handy features, especially the one-feature-to-rule-them-all: Quick Access. In an Eclipse IDE, Quick Access will take you quickly to the feature you … Continue reading

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Just Drag and Drop to Install

The Eclipse Marketplace is a pretty cool bit of software. It provides a great place for organizations and individuals to make their software available to the community. Even cooler, however, is the Eclipse Marketplace Client which lets you browse the … Continue reading

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Running Eclipse Neon on a Custom Java 9 Image

I’ve started tinkering with the creation of custom Java binary runtime image files. An image file is a configuration of modules packaged up as a runtime platform. The default image contains, basically, everything that makes up the Java runtime. A custom … Continue reading

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Eclipse Key Binding: Select Enclosing Element

Here’s a Eclipse command that’s pretty handy: Select Enclosing Element  (key binding: Shift+Alt+Up on Linux). Every time you hit the key combination, it expands the selection to the enclosing element. In this example, it starts with the method selector, and expands … Continue reading

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