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Slim Down SWT FormLayout Usage

Always on the quest for efficiency I reconsidered the usability of SWT FormLayout lately. Although it is one of my favored core layouts with respect to flexibility, I had to recognize ...
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Add Java 8 support to Eclipse Kepler

Want to add Java 8 support to Kepler? Java 8 has not yet landed in our standard download packages. But you can add it to your existing Eclipse Kepler package. I’ve got three different ...
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Developers Are Lazy (And How To Use That To Your Advantage With Eclipse)

As I sat down to write this blog post, I thought through how many years I’ve been developing, and how many great people I have been lucky to meet in my career. I’ve been developing ...
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Official Eclipse Support for Java(TM) 8

Dani Megert, the project lead for the Java development tools (JDT) project made this announcement earlier today: The Eclipse top-level project is very proud to announce official support ...
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Clean SWT Listener Notifcations with SWTEventHelper

Writing tests for SWT based UIs often requires to notify widget listeners programmatically. Unfortunately the code to create, initialize and finally to trigger the event is a bit verbose ...
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Using the AutoValue Code Generator in Eclipse

My colleague Moritz of EclipseSource recently came across Google Auto, a collection of Java code generators. AutoValue is one of them and generates Java code for immutable objects. ...
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Responsive UIs with Eclipse and SWT

Recently I had the problem that my ‘well-conceived’ view design did not scale down reasonably. I realized that the flexibility to arrange viewparts in stacks of arbitrary sizes ...
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Mockito Templates for Eclipse

Sometimes I miss the forest for the trees – and that for a disturbingly long time. I just became aware of this once again recently, typing one of the more verbose mockito expressions ...
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Playing with Java 8 Lambdas in the JDT

I’ve been playing with the language a bit while tinkering with the Java 8 support under development by the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) project. I’ll admit that I’m a ...
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Building and Running Java 8 Support

The Eclipse support for Java 8 is not yet available for download. If you want to play with it, you’ve got to build it. Eclipsepedia’s JDT Core/Java8 page includes instructions for ...
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