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What advantages do simple text editors like TextMate have over Eclipse for Java development?

I'm torn which IDE to use. The power of eclipse or the simplicity of TextMate. I'm wondering which one has specific advantages over the other, productivity wise.
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App Engine SDK Dev transition to Google Plugin for Eclipse

I'm trying to understand the transition people make with their apps in the App Engine SDK and how/why/what they move to the Google Plugin for Eclipse. It seems you can create a web application using ...
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Is there minimap plugin for Eclipse? [closed]

I'm looking for Eclipse plugin which may show something like mini-map of code. I think this may be nice feature. Here you can see example of what I mean (it's TextMap plugin for gedit).
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What have my fellow Delphi programmers done to make Eclipse/Java more like Delphi?

I am a veteran Delphi programmer working on my first real Android app. I am using Eclipse and Java as my development environment. The thing I miss the most of course is Delphi's VCL components and ...
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What deters developers from using automated refactoring tools?

I was having a discussion with my colleagues about using the automated refactoring tools in IDEs (Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ, Xcode, Visual Studio, etc) and was surprised that many of them were ...
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using svn and mercurial in eclipse for same project

Is it possible to have in eclipse 2 "team providers" for same project. E.g. svn and mercurial? So svn will be used to commit to central repository, and mercurial only to work on my PC. E.g. when I ...
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Using NetBeans and Eclipse together [closed]

I'm working on a collaborative group project at university which involves writing a Swing application, an Android application and some Java data models and a JDBC connection. We've been taught to use ...
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New vs Clone Git in Eclipse with EGit

I'm not sure I have either my new repo or clone repo workflow, or both, setup correctly. When I create a new project I create a repo on github, can't clone from it as it's empty so I create a new ...
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Advantages of Scala vs. Groovy with JAVA EE 6 Applications

Please let me first emphasize that I am not looking for flame wars. I just want advice from people who have real experiences. I started learning JAVA EE 6 as real newbie and am having a difficult ...
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Eclipse RCP - Programming or configuring?

when I develop a RCP application I always ask myself should I do it 'by hand' or should I use the XML configuration? Is it only a matter of taste, what benefits am I missing when I don't use the ...
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Writing or extending existing emacs packages: is it worth or should I move to Netbeans/Eclipse? [closed]

I'm finishing my master degree course in CS and I've almost become addicted to Emacs. I've used it to write in C, Latex, Java, JSP,XML, CommonLisp, Ada and other languages no other editor supported, ...
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What is the best plugin for Eclipse to work with GitHub? [closed]

What is the best plugin for Eclipse to work with GitHub? What does it do well? What does it do not so well? And how do you work around them?
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Always keep files updated in Eclipse

I keep lots of files/editors open in Eclipse. I also love using git stash and other git commands that essentially change the contents of my open files. Is there an Eclipse feature or plugin that ...
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Eclipse vs. Aptana

I know that Eclipse is a universal IDE and variety of plugins are available to scale it. What is the difference between: The original Eclipse IDE, Aptana and NetBeans. I looked into Wikipedia and came ...
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Managing Eclipse projects in source control

I've been using eclipse for a long time to do development. One of the problems I've come across when working on other people's projects is if they come from source control, some of the eclipse project ...
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How to set up a distributed version control that can commit to subversion

We have a trac server setup that works with the svn commits, so we can do things like "fixed #183" in the commit messages, and reference the changes involved. Right now I have eclipse with subclipse ...
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I use an IDE (Eclipse) to develop software. Why should I switch to vim or emacs? [closed]

My day job is java/web developer. I have been using eclipse for ~5years. I think its excellent and I also use Webstorm for javascript and html/jsp. I do on occasion need to ssh into server and ...
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Netbeans support for struts 2?

I have just started learning struts 2. I have purchased the book named Struts 2 in action. But I want to use an IDE for developing Struts 2 applications. I basically use netbeans. Please tell me how ...
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Autocomplete seeding (with xml format?)

Autocomplete driven development is the issue. How do I feed autocomplete hints to IDEs, when I'm using scripting languages which provide magic methods? I'm not using an IDE usually. But it's obvious ...
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Find bugs in Java programs, specially using the eclipse plug-in

Is it any good ? http://findbugs.sourceforge.net/ I had a go on the webstart/demo version and it did indeed look useful. Has anyone got any experience with it, is it a valuable tool ?
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I want to start using TDD. Any tips for a beginner? [closed]

I never used an automated test mechanism in any of my projects and I feel I'm missing a lot. I want to improve myself, so I have to start tackling some issues I've been neglecting like this and trying ...
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What features in Eclipse is not available in Visual Studio? [closed]

I have done much development in Java using Eclipse, and now I have started to use Visual Studio for .NET development. So far I find the IDEs to be able to do the same things, but just different. What ...