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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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Eclipse IDE on JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw

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I wrote a few weeks ago about getting Eclipse Neon running on Java 9 (though, I had mistakenly and embarrassingly left “Mars” in the title of the post). It’s worth noting that the steps that I laid out also apply to the JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw (Java modularity) builds. Eclipse Neon works on Jigsaw. I’ve been using this combination for real development ...

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Clean Sheet – an Ergonomic Eclipse Theme for Windows 10

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Clean Sheet is an ergonomic Eclipse theme for Windows 10. It has been attuned to lessen visual fatigue and eyestrain, based on a clean and low glare look and feel. It incorporates well-balanced color selections that offer harmonic syntax highlighting and focus on readability. Along with custom scrollbars, it additionally strives to satisfy unobtrusively contemporary aesthetic demands. This post explains ...

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Ctrl+1 in the Eclipse XML Editor

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The XML Editor is included in several of the Eclipse IDE downloads. It has two view modes: in design mode, you can edit your XML as a tree; in source mode, you edit as text. By default, it opens in design mode, which may seem a little weird (I’ve added Bug 480036 to the list of EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon bugs ...

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Eclipse Mars: Grails 3.1 with Gradle, Groovy and GSP Support

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What if you want to develop Grails 3 projects with Eclipse Mars (4.5) as easy as you did with Groovy/Grails Tool Suite or previous Eclipse versions? Written and tested with Eclipse Mars.1 Release (4.5.1, build 20150924-1200) and Grails 3.1.0 M1. The Eclipse landscape for Grails 3 development is a bit shady. Yes, the Getting Set Up in an IDE documentation of ...

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Project Activity Metrics, Charts, and Stuff

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Yesterday we were reminded that it is difficult to provide good activity metrics. Certainly Git commit statistics are a good means of indicating that there is activity, but different styles of development can leave very different impressions: a lot of very small commits leaves the impression that there is more activity than a smaller number of large commits. That is, ...

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The Latest Twist in the Java IDE Wars: Subscription-based IntelliJ IDEA

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I’ve been watching with some interest the discussion surrounding this past week’s announcement that JetBrains is moving to an Adobe-like and Microsoft Office-like software subscription licensing model. The feedback has been fast and furious and JetBrains has responded with a very brief follow-up post We are listening that is entirely reproduced in this quote: “We announced a new subscription licensing ...

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Candidate bugs for the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

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Alternate title: What I saw at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon made my jaw drop! I’m pretty excited about the hackathon we’re running at EclipseCon Europe. In past hackathons, we’ve let attendees pick the bug that they want to work on. We’re going to encourage this sort of thing this time around, but want also to provide some help for those ...

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Develop DSLs for Eclipse and IntelliJ using Xtext

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In this post we are going to see how to develop a simple language. We will aim to get: a parser for the language an editor for IntelliJ. The editor should have syntax highlighting, validation and auto-completion We would also get for free an editor for Eclipse and web editor, but please contain your excitement, we are not going to look ...

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