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Nifty Progress Reporting in RCP Applications

I don’t (always) like the ways Eclipse provides me to do long running operations. So I created another way with a nicer UI. With the Jobs framework the Eclipse IDE provides some means for long running...

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A new era of managing Eclipse installations has begun

Back in the old days, maintaining an Eclipse installation was easy. You just downloaded the Eclipse; it included the JDK and you used this Eclipse on all your workspaces. But the number of useful...

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How to structure two dozen Eclipse workspaces

I have tons of Eclipse workspaces. The last time I counted it was around 24, but it actually changes on a daily basis. With some of my workspaces I want to have a similar IDE as with others, but some...

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An almost perfect Test Suite

During RCP application development the creation and maintenance of a Test Suite is a common annoyance. While solutions exist that we can live with, the current state of test suites is ennoyance enough...

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Capture screenshot on failing SWTBot tests

Sometimes functional tests fail. If they do, I not only want to see the test and the error message, I also want a screenshot of the application in the state during the failing test. I was astonished to...

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Announcing a full featured PDE Build example from a Git repository

I set up a githup repository that gives a working example for a PDE product build from a git repository. It is meant to ease the pain of setting up new builds by having a working template that just...

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My Eclipse Testing Day

At September 7th I attended the Eclipse Testing Day 2011. In the morning we heard several talks about various testing strategies in different commercial products. Alexander Klein from BeOne held an...

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Eclipse Testing Day 2012 Submissions Open

This year marks the third Eclipse Testing Day, where the community gathers for a day focusing on testing with, for and at Eclipse. The event takes place on September 05 in Darmstadt. The general theme...

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Does your application have working brakes?

Suppose your friend got a new motorcycle. The first questions are probably like the following. What horsepower does it have? How fast can it go? How long does it take from 0 to 100km/h? How about 0 to...

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RWTBot

Recently I started working at a headless client for RAP 2.0 with the following aims: Allow functional testing of RAP/RWT applications. Allow stress testing of RAP/RWT applications, working together...

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Focusing on the Problems

The “Problems” view in Eclipse lists errors and warnings in the workspace. In its default settings this view is not entirely helpful, but it is highly customizable. Today I want to show you how you can...

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Semantic Versioning for Eclipse Developers

Eclipse/OSGi has a strict versioning scheme consisting of 4 parts, separated by dots. This is well-known to Eclipse developers, and thus in the Eclipse/OSGi world the versioning problems are solved. In...

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Execution of JUnit Tests in a Single-Sourced Application

One strength of Eclipse is the possibility to use the same code on desktop clients as well as in web clients. The same application can run as an installed desktop application and in the web browser,...

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How to get the “Push to Gerrit” Action back with EGit

This week I updated my IDE to Eclipse 4.3.2 which comes with Egit 3.2. After that my “Push to Gerrit” action was gone from the usual place. If the same thing happens to you, here is how to get it back:...

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