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Building Vaadin UI with Xtend

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Today I have decided to say hello to Xtend . I had wish to learn some new programming language. The list of the criteria for choosing one, wasn’t so big . It must be a programming language running on JVM, and it would be nice if i don’t need to learn completely new eco system for building application. I have ...

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SLF4J Logging in Eclipse Plugins

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Developing with Maven and pure Java libraries all the time, I never thought it could be a problem to issue a few log statements when developing an Eclipse plugin. But it looks like in the imaginary of an Eclipse developer everything is always inside the Eclipse environment and nothing is outside the Eclipse universe. If you search for the above ...

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Working Efficiently with JUnit in Eclipse

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Recently I was dragged into a discussion1 with some test infected2 fellows about how we use JUnit within the Eclipse IDE. Surprisingly the conversation brought up some ‘tips and tricks’ not everybody was aware of. This gave me the idea to write this post doing a sum up of our talk. Who knows – maybe there is something new for ...

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Running HTTP/REST Integration Tests efficiently in Eclipse

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Lately I had a chance to use the OSGi-JAX-RS-Connector library written by my dear fellow Holger Staudacher. The connector enables you to publish resources easily by registering @Path annotated types as OSGi services – which actually works quite nicely. While it is natural for me to write the service classes test driven using plain JUnit tests it is also very ...

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Github Gists in Eclipse

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I’d like to describe simple steps regarding integrating GitHub Gists in Eclipse. There are several sources which provoke me to do this: GitHub Mylyn connector for Eclipse EGit/GitHub/User Guide http://eclipse.github.com I’ve been using Eclipse Java EE destibution, Mylyn plugin has been already installed there: 1. Install EGit plugin via Eclipse Marketplace: 2. Install GitHub Mylyn Connector via Eclipse Marketplace: 3. ...

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Eclipse refactoring on steroids

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In my last post about common Java violations, I listed a set of mistakes that java developers tend to make. While refactoring a Java project with the objective to resolve those violations, I used the refactoring features of Eclipse extensively to quickly change the code. Below is the compilation of such refactoring techniques. 1. Adding curly braces around block level ...

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Customize PMD in Eclipse with your own rules

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PMD is very nice Java code scanner which helps you avoid potential programming problems. It can be easily extended to your needs, and this post will bring you simple example of custom PMD rules related to JPA’s @Enumerated annotation usage. Before you’ll continue the reading, you should check one of my previous posts – JPA – @Enumerated default attribute. When ...

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Giving up on Eclipse Juno

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In my last blog I posted about my Eclipse 4.2 Juno setup; as much as a reference for me in case I needed to do a reinstall as anything else. What I didn’t talk about then was the issues I’ve been having generally with Juno. I had thought it was my own installation being screwy, but things haven’t improved much ...

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Eclipse with EclEmma: Visualizing Code Coverage

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Last time, we saw how Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) allows us to work towards a concrete goal in a very focused way. In this post, we’ll look at how the big BDD and the smaller TDD feedback loops eliminate waste and how you can visualize that waste using code coverage tools like EclEmma to see whether you execute your process well. ...

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Hot tips on using Eclipse effectively

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Following are some tips that shall help you in avoiding potential issues and for being a little more productive while working with eclipse.Avoid installation problems Never install a new version of Eclipse on top of an older version. Rename the old one first to move it out of the way, and let the new version be unpacked in a clean ...

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