Tag Archives: eclipse

Some benchmarks for building an Eclipse project: Linux, Windows, macOS (M1)

I want to share some benchmarks for building an Eclipse project with Maven/Tycho. I built the project on Linux, Windows, and macOS (in particular, on my Mac Air M1 2020). I stressed that the macOS environment is an M1, the new Arm-based chip from Apple, which is said to be quite efficient and performant. However, […]

Finding a type in the classpath of an Eclipse Java project

Recently, I started to contribute and maintain Pitclipse, an Eclipse plugin for running mutation testing with PIT. We needed a mechanism to detect whether JUnit 5 is in the classpath of a Java project (so that we could run PIT with its JUnit 5 plugin). The first implementation of such a mechanism was rather cumbersome […]

Eclipse p2 site references

Say you publish a p2 repository for your Eclipse bundles and features. Typically your bundles and features will depend on something external (other Eclipse bundles and features). The users of your p2 repository will have to also use the p2 repositories of the dependencies of your software otherwise they won’t be able to install your […]

Publishing an Eclipse p2 composite repository on GitHub Pages

I had already described the process of publishing an Eclipse p2 composite update site: Publish an Eclipse p2 composite repository on Bintray Publish an Eclipse p2 repository on Sourceforge with rsync Well, now that Bintray is shutting down, and Sourceforge is quite slow in serving an Eclipse update site, I decided to publish my Eclipse […]

Remove SNAPSHOT and Qualifier in Maven/Tycho Builds

Before releasing Maven artifacts, you remove the -SNAPSHOT from your POMs. If you develop Eclipse projects and build with Maven and Tycho, you have to keep the versions in the POMs and the versions in MANIFEST, feature.xml and other Eclipse project artifacts consistent. Typically when you release an Eclipse p2 site, you don’t remove the […]

My new book on TDD, Build Automation and Continuous Integration

I haven’t been blogging for some time now. I’m getting back to blogging by announcing my new book on TDD (Test-Driven Development), Build Automation and Continuous Integration. The title is indeed, “Test-Driven Development, Build Automation, Continuous Integration (with Java, Eclipse and friends)” and can be bought from https://leanpub.com/tdd-buildautomation-ci. The main goal of the book is […]

Eclipse tested with a few Gnome themes

In this small blog post I’ll show how Eclipse looks like in Linux Gnome (Ubuntu 17.10) with a few Gnome themes. First of all, the default Ubuntu theme, Ambiance, makes Eclipse look not very nice… see the icons, which are “packed” and “compressed” in the toolbar, not to mention the cut “Filter Files” textbox in […]

Analyzing Eclipse plug-in projects with Sonarqube

In this tutorial I’m going to show how to analyze multiple Eclipse plug-in projects with Sonarqube. In particular, I’m going to focus on peculiarities that have to be taken care of due to the standard way Sonarqube analyzes sources and to the structure of typical Eclipse plug-in projects (concerning tests and code coverage). The code […]

How to add Eclipse launcher in Gnome dock

In this post I’ll show how to add an Eclipse launcher as a favorite (pinned) application in the Gnome dock (I’m using Ubuntu Artful). This post is inspired by http://blog.ttoine.net/en/2016/06/30/how-to-add-eclipse-neon-launcher-in-gnu-linux-menus-and-launchers/. First of all, you need to create a .desktop file, where you need to specify the full path of your Eclipse installation:

This is relative […]

JaCoCo Code Coverage and Report of multiple Eclipse plug-in projects

In this tutorial I’ll show how to use Jacoco with Maven/Tycho to create a code coverage report of multiple Eclipse plug-in projects. The code of the example is available here: https://github.com/LorenzoBettini/tycho-multiproject-jacoco-report-example. This is the structure of the projects: Each project’s code is tested in a specific .tests project. The code consists of simple Java classes doing […]

The second edition of the Xtext book has been published

The second edition of the Xtext book, Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend, was published at the end of August: https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/implementing-domain-specific-languages-xtext-and-xtend-second-edition. So… get it while it’s hot 🙂 Please, see my previous post for details about the novelties in this edition. Sources of the examples are on github: https://github.com/LorenzoBettini/packtpub-xtext-book-2nd-examples. Hope you’ll enjoy the book!

The forthcoming second edition of the Xtext book

The second edition of the Xtext book should be published soon! In the meantime it is already available for preorders. At the time of writing, you can benefit for discounts and preorder it at 10$. I’ll detail the differences and novelties of this second edition. But, first things first! A huge thank you to Jan Köhnlein, for reviewing […]

Publish an Eclipse p2 composite repository on Bintray

In a previous post I showed how to manage an Eclipse composite p2 repository and how to publish an Eclipse p2 composite repository on Sourceforge. In this post I’ll show a similar procedure to publish an Eclipse p2 composite repository on Bintray. The procedure is part of the Maven/Tycho build so that it is fully […]

Using the new Eclipse Installer

I’ve just started using the brand new Eclipse installer, and I’d like to report my experiences here. First of all, a big praise to Ed Merks and Eike Stepper for creating Oomph, on which the installer is based. 🙂 First of all, the installer is currently available in the “Developer Builds” section: Once you downloaded […]