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Using IntelliJ bookmarks

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This is a quick post about IntelliJ’s nice bookmark feature. IntelliJ gives you the option to bookmark single lines of code. After a line has been bookmarked, you can use various ways to jump directly back to this line. So it can be a good idea to bookmarks code locations you often work with. To create a new bookmark you ...

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Developing Eclipse plugins

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Recently I started working with a team on an Eclipse plugin. The team had developed an awesome plugin that does the intended purpose. Thus I checked out the source and tried building it. The project source contained all the required libraries and it could only be build in Eclipse. In today’s world of continuous delivery, this is a major impediment as such ...

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Master your IDE logging with Grep console

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One of many daily activities that every programmer needs to do in order to do their work is to control logging output from their application. Logging, when done properly and correctly, provides great insight into the inner workings of the application and may be a great resource for analyzing and optimizing your codes behavior. Whether it is during development or ...

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A Few Thoughts on Code Completion

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Before launching into some philosophical musings about what programmers‘ crack addiction to code completion means, a few observations about my path. In 2003, I started using Eclipse. Before that I had been using JBuilder a lot. Eclipse launched claiming that incremental compilation was the future and anyone not using it was lost. You would see your errors as you typed. ...

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The REAL way to make Eclipse run faster on Ubuntu

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If you are still one of those people who are frustrated with the crawling speed of eclipse IDE (especially after the recent clunky releases of Juno/Kepler), then you are in good company! Most of the advice you might have read until now for speeding up Eclipse must have involved tweaking the following parameters in eclipse.ini file:         ...

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Using IntelliJ..for 2 weeks, so far so good

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It’s been almost 2 weeks that I have completely switched over to IntelliJ as my main Java IDE at home and at work. So far so good, here are my  initial findings.         Migration: I took me a couple of hours to migrated my projects over. Eventually if your project is already Mavenized, things are simple, no ...

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10 ideas to improve Eclipse IDE usability

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Few years ago, we had a mini IDE war inside our office. It happened between Eclipse and Netbeans supporters. Fortunately, we did not have IntelliJ supporter. Each side tried their best to convince people from the other side to use their favourite IDE. On that war, I am the Eclipse hardcore supporter and I had a hard time fighting Netbeans ...

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Efficient Code Coverage with Eclipse

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There is a saying that a fool with a tool is still a fool. But how to use a tool most efficiently is not always obvious to me. Because of this I typically spend some time to check out new playgrounds1 that promise to increase my work speed without impairing quality. This way I came across EclEmma, a code coverage ...

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Coloring Different Data Sources in IntelliJ IDEA

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The database plugin in IntelliJ IDEA is a useful tool to work with data in databases. As long as we got a JDBC driver to connect to the database we can configure a data source. And then we can run queries, inspect the contents of tables and change data with the database tool window. It is not uncommon to have ...

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Slim Down SWT FormLayout Usage

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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 that it is only reluctantly used by most of my fellow workers. Proposing it for an appropriate task sometimes actually seems to inflict real physical pain, considering the facial ...

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