Eclipse kepler

I downloaded eclipse kepler today and tested it on my laptop. Improved things: Memory usage is much less, and the IDE is more responsive. Juno was already good, but kepler uses even less memory. Highlighting the token under the cursor used to hang in Juno. Now it works without hanging in kepler. Javascript editor is […]

Ubuntu raring 13.04 maven error broken package

It seems that ubuntu raring 13.04 was released with a packaging problem in maven. I upgraded my home computer desktop quantal 12.10 to 13.04 raring and other some regular issues, which I usually solve by apt-get -f install, I got an error while installing maven. It seems that maven depends on both libwagon-java and libwagon2-java […]

Eclipse vertical scope lines

I found a plugin called indent guide that produces a left scope indentation guides similar to intellij. I tested it and it works perfect with Juno. You can install the plugin through Help -> Install Software, then add http://atlanto.github.com/IndentGuide/update to work with. That’s how my eclipse editor looks now:   ** Update: Lots of people come here searching […]

Final java dev environment

I’ve been going back and forth between IntelliJ’s idea, netbeans and eclipse for java development. I was able lately to setup eclipse with all the features I need, and performs all the compilation function required including pulling maven dependencies and hot deploying jetty’s code on save and the best thing was the ability to edit […]

Threw in the towel for using netbeans

I admitted defeat in using netbeans for doing anything useful. I tend to waste my time trying to fix the colors so that I can read the code, and that if I didn’t get totally frustrated from simple actions not happening as expected. Simple things like dependencies between maven modules should be happening automatically. If […]

Using astyle from inside intelliJ idea

A simple way to maintain your code style, even possible across your team without a lot of configuration sharing. Add astyle as an external tool with the following command line: astyle -A1 -Lpjt $FilePath$ That’s a reminder to myself as well when I forget. Then add a shortcut from the settings to the Tools -> […]

Netbeans dark look and feel on ubuntu

IntelliJ provides the dracula look and feel out of the box. The colors and contrast are excellent when it comes to writing code. Unfortunately, the JEE part is only in the paid version. I’ve been trying to get netbeans as close as possible in terms of look and feel to a dark high contrast look […]

More on web development using intelliJ and netbeans

I’ve been testing intelliJ for webdevelopment and I was mainly focused on servlets. When the time came to write some jsp/jsf pages I kept going around however, I found out at the end that it is not supported in the community version. So, even though I liked intelliJ more than netbeans yet it seems that […]