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source code file system layout for 2 very similar projects (with git)

we're working on "two" android apps that are very similar; in fact, they're the same apps with different graphics and color schemes, slightly different configuration and one or two unique activities ...
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Nexus 5 Not Recognized in Eclipse [closed]

So, I'm trying to get into mobile development, and I'm having a pretty tough time so far. I'm following a guide on developers.android.com that's supposed to walk me through setting up the development ...
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Why does the new ADT create a static inner class Fragment by default?

Honestly, I can't help but feel that this is done merely to confuse newcomers. Most of the errors on Stack Overflow by complete Android newbies mostly stem from that they have a static inner class ...
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Why is my JFrame not visible when running my Java application in eclipse? [migrated]

Hi there and thanks for having a look at my question. I'm facing the following problem when developing swing applications in Eclipse: When I try to start a simple swing JFrame application (for example ...
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Reason for a reflection error

I’m working on an Eclipse plug-in project. Using this plug-in, users can create Eclipse Java projects with some specificities. For example, they can add Java classes’ names which will be saved in a ...
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Can JSP Expression Language provide type safety like scriptlets in Eclipse IDE?

Almost everywhere you can read that you should use EL instead of scriptles in JSP. And I agree that you should not use any JAVA code in JSP except for calling getter methods on model objects. This is ...
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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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.properties files in regular src folder okay? [closed]

I work on a Java project with a suggested structure (separate src folders for java files and resource files). After moving the message / text related properties files to that folder, the externalize ...
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Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools? [closed]

Microsoft charges thousands of dollars for most versions of Visual Studio. Compare this with companies like Apple and Google and with organizations like GNU and Eclipse that give away developer tools ...
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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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What is the advantage of using UI binder in GWT?

Mention the pros and cons of UIBinder in GWT. I want to develop a big project. Is it flexible to use UIBinder for my project?
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Should my boss decide what IDE I should use? [duplicate]

I just have a simple Question: Should/could my boss decide/dictate what kind of IDE i should/must use for my development? Background: I have been developing software for 10 years, using diffent IDE's ...
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Why delete method/field/function refactoring doesn't exist in Eclipse?

An operation in an interface is obsolete so I decided to delete it. It seems that there is no automatic support for such a "refactoring" in Eclipse. For me is a refactoring operation since the ...
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Improving the Java development workflow [closed]

I will like to assist my group standardize to a reproducable Java tooling environment that aligns with some good practices to improve on our workflow. We are predominantly a .NET shop that has been ...
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Implementing MVC pattern in SWT application

I am developing an SWT application (it's basically an Eclipse plugin, so I need to use SWT). Currently my design is as follows: Model: In model, I have POJOs which represents the actual fields in ...
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Progressbar patterns (Eclipse)

I've struggled quite a bit with Eclipse and progress-monitors to try to have good progressbars which report useful progress information to the user. Inevitably the code gets cluttered with lots of ...
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How/Where do I give my github commit a version?

I 'm just learning to give project versions. I understand writing details about the changes in my project when committing, but where should I put my version number for my 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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How can I replicate the behaviour of IntelliJ + JIRA + SVN using Eclipse?

IntelliJ's inability to keep up with SVN updates has become a showstopper for me. My main reason for using IntelliJ is its integration with JIRA and SVN changelists. My preferred workflow is like ...
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What's meant by, “TODO Auto-generated method stub”? [closed]

I am using eclipse for android programming, and every here and there i see the statement, "TODO Auto-generated method stub." I understand that these methods were generated automatically by eclipse ...
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Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?

We are considering to impose a single standard code format in our project (auto format with save actions in Eclipse). The reason is that currently there is a big difference in the code formats used by ...
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Zen Coding for Java?

I just saw a demonstration of Zen Coding. I think it's a great investment on productivity, however my work is 99% backend data processing via Java. So far I only know templates in Eclipse like ...
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Creating a separate project for JPA entities

Where I work it is a common practice to create a separate for JPA entities and a project for the web application (the WAR). So basically you have (at least) two project for each application - appJPA ...
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Why are the version / build numbers different for Mylyn?

At projects.eclipse.org Mylyn Build 1.1.0 is slated for June 2013. At www.eclipse.org/mylyn The "news" says Mylyn 3.8.3 was released on March 1st. Why is there little or no correlation between the ...
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Is it a good idea to format the code in eclipse using auto format

I use eclipse for coding, and the language which we use is Java. Once it was suggested by someone that to properly format the code, using the auto formatter(CTRL+SHIFT+F) While this command does ...
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How to become an Eclipse contributor? [closed]

I dont think I get enough programming at work so I'm thinking of doing some contributions to Eclipse. Seems that might be the only way to get some of my bugs fixed :) But how do I get started? What ...
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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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Which past version of Netbeans IDE that has lightness almost equal or better than Eclipse Indigo?

Currently, I'm a long Eclipse user because my past and current companies always deal with eclipse. Recently I met some example java codes created using netbeans. I downloaded and tried Netbeans 7.x ...
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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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How can I avoid the engineering mistakes of PDT?

As a developer with enough experience to evaluate a tool, I may say that PDT is very huge in size and slow in performance for a PHP IDE. It gets bigger by release and exponentially slower by the size ...
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Which VCS is more applicable for our workflow?

Currently we have code stored on a shared network drive and do not use any kind of VCS. The code stored on our shared network drive is always being backed up. We would like to keep things as close ...
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What are the advantages of Maven when it comes to single man, educational projects

I've spend a few hours playing around with Maven + reading some stuff on the apache official site and also a few random googled articles. By this I mean that I really tried to find the answers myself ...
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Why does Eclipse need to be restarted after installing a plugin?

As Eclipse uses OSGi to handle modules and bundles, and therefore should be able to hot-deploy them, why does it suggest to restart after installing a plugin "for changes to take effect"? Has Eclipse ...
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Is the output of Eclipse's incremental java compiler used in production? Or is it simply to support Eclipse's features?

I'm new to Java and Eclipse. One of my most recent discoveries was how Eclipse comes shipped with its own java compiler (ejc) for doing incremental builds. Eclipse seems to by default output ...
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What are the advantages of using the Java debugger over println?

I always use System.out.println(...) to debug my code, and it works pretty well. In which cases do you use the eclipse java debugger? I never had to use it and the little bug symbol is still ab bit ...
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myeclipse: can I customize templates like sysout in jsp

Myeclipse's java code templates like sysout make coding easier, and they can also be customized. But seems it's jsp editor has no such capability. Is it possible to create and customize some ...
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Free tool to design Java user interfaces [closed]

While in the process of developing GUIs for my Java project, I am wondering if there is something that lets you visually design your GUI for Java and correspondently generates the needed code, just to ...
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What are the benefits of prefixing function parameter names with p*?

I often see projects (in Java projects and teams using Eclipse) that prefix function parameters with p. For example public void filter (Result pResult) ... I personally don't see any benefit in ...
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How to create a cool user interface for an excel file in java or C#? [closed]

I have an excel file with many sheets and relations between theme (ie, formulas that relates sheets to each other). I wanna create the user interface for this excel file.in other words I wanna create ...
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How to modify the open-save-close life-cycle MapEditor class in a uDig Eclipse RCP

I am working on a uDig application. I have been trying to figure out how to modify the open-save-close life cycle of the MapEditor class created by uDig. The reason being I want to make sure that ...
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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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How much time do you spend actually developing vs. infrastructure activites?

When I'm working I feel like most of the time I'm not doing actual work. For example after making a change to the code in order to test it, I have to first build the project, and start the server(say ...
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How do I convince my teammates that we should not ignore compiler warnings?

I work on a huge project (more like a tangled up combination of dozens of mini projects that can't be easily separated due to poor dependency management, but that's a different discussion) in Java ...
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Submitting Java Code with Junit unit test

I have mostly worked on simple java programs and compiled and run them with Eclipse on Windows. So, I have no experience of using command prompt for compiling Java projects and do not have much info ...
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Is a company order to switch to a certain IDE a red flag?

I recently joined a rapidly growing startup. In the past 3 months the development team has grown from 4 to 12. Until now they were very laissez-faire about what developers used to do their work. In ...
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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 ...
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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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Versioning Within a Platform

I work with a few different web platforms, and my actual projects are typically quite small, and live within those platforms. The project files are scattered throughout the platform tree, which makes ...
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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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eclipse code review plug-in for C [closed]

What is a good open source Eclipse plug-in for C that can be customized to enforce/review specific coding standard? Update: "Codan" is one of the good plug-in. This is what I expected. Thanks for ...