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Eclipse Galileo (3.5) has a shiny new plugin installation dialog box. In fact, the whole process went through a complete re-factoring. This has become a tradition in Eclipse: 3.3 and 3.4 each had a completely different plugin installation routines. While the process itself is simpler in Galileo, there are still some issues you should be aware of. Here are some pitfalls to avoid and tips to make the process smoother. Most of these tips are around the Install dialog box found under Help → Install New Software .
You should try to keep your hands on keyboard. The less you touch the mouse, the more code you can write. I am trying to keep the mouse laying still and control the IDE completely using keyboard. What do you think is faster: pressing ALT + C or right clicking the project, selecting Team -> Commit ? It is said, that if a function does not have a key binding, it is useless. Below you will find a set of essential keyboard shortcuts that I love.
Tips for using the Eclipse IDE By Sam Brodkin, JavaWorld.com, 08/29/05 The great thing about Eclipse is that it's so feature rich. If you can't find a feature, then either you just haven't looked hard enough or there's a plug-in that adds it. The worst thing about Eclipse is also that it's so feature rich.
digg Man, I’m such an impatient guy. I cringe whenever I see somebody squint and frown, looking for a JSP file in Eclipse by browsing painfully through the gazillion JSPs in multiple folders in the Package Explorer. I squirm whenever I see somebody looking for a Java class by clicking through packages, one by one, backtracking if it’s the wrong package, and so on, until he sees the correct Java class.
« A Practical Guide to Using an Aspect Library (part I) | Main | Graham Hamilton on AOP » February 23, 2006 Tips for using Eclipse effectively In Germany they have an entire magazine devoted to Eclipse, called (imaginatively ;) " Eclipse Magazin" ". I don't speak (or read) German, but I have to say the content always looks really good, and they've had some excellent coverage of AspectJ and AJDT in past issues.