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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?

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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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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What was Java enterprise programming like before Eclipse? [closed]

I'm your standard Java/Oracle developer at a large software firm and Eclipse 3.6 is what I spend most of day in. Java is incredibly verbose and that can be painful (but we don't need another blog post ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What's there in Eclipse, other than PyDev, for a Python developer?

Like many other people, I use Eclipse with the excellent PyDev plugin (available in the Eclipse Marketplace) to develop my Python projects. And like most people with the same setup, I came to PyDev ...
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What is involved in learning Eclipse-RCP, from zero Java background?

I've not yet started working on a new project where everything is done with "Eclipse RCP" which I never heard of until last week. We'll use lots of Java and SWT for GUI. I'd like to get up to speed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do my java programs run faster in eclipse than in BlueJ?

I've been programming for about 2 years, and so far Java is all I know. When I made the switch from BlueJ to eclipse I noticed my old projects ran much faster. What would be the reason for this, as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up Eclipse IDE for Python and PHP development

There are various versions of Eclipse IDE available at Eclipse Download. Since, I am not concerned with Java development, I downloaded the Eclipse Classic 3.7.1. Now, I want my IDE to be setup for ...
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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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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 ...