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Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon

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In celebration of the latest Eclipse release, we provide a Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon. Congratulations and a big ‘thank you’ to all the diligent Eclipse committers and contributors that made the Neon version happen, great work! While the Clean Sheet Update for Eclipse Neon primarily ensures compatibility it comes also with some nice Look-and-Feel improvements. This post gives ...

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Terminate and Relaunch in Eclipse

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A few days ago a new feature was committed to the Eclipse repository: Terminate and Relaunch. When enabled, Eclipse will terminate all currently running processes of a launch configuration before relaunching it. This feature is particularly useful if the process to launch holds a unique system resource. For example, a servlet container that listens on a particular port will throw ...

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Quick Access to Eclipse IDE Features

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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 need. To activate Quick Access, type Ctrl+3 and start typing (or click in the entry field in the toolbar and ...

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Just Drag and Drop to Install

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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 Eclipse Marketplace and directly install new features from within the comfort of your Eclipse IDE.           ...

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OS X Sprout of the Ergonomic Eclipse Theme Clean Sheet

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Early enough to pass as an easter gift the latest update of our ergonomic Eclipse theme Clean Sheet comes in with some great enhancements. While OS X support is leading the way there are also Windows-specific improvements in the form of FlatScrollBar overlays for text editors. This post gives a short overview of the most important innovations of the feature’s ...

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NetBeans Java EE Tip #1 – Entity Classes From Database

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The NetBeans IDE is an excellent choice for developing applications of all kind.  Specifically, I use it on a daily basis for developing and maintaining Java EE applications.  Not only has Java EE become much more productive over the past few releases, but the NetBeans IDE has also reduced the time that it takes to develop an application…making Java EE ...

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Running Eclipse Neon on a Custom Java 9 Image

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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 image can contain some subset of that. I created, for example, an image that includes only the “compact 3” profile, ...

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How to Clone Git Repositories with JGit

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Whatever you plan to do with an existing repository, first a clone has to be created. Whether you plan to contribute or just want to peek at its history, a local copy of the repository is needed. While cloning a repository with JGit isn’t particularly difficult, there are a few details that might be worth noting. And because there are ...

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