Viewing Images with Eclipse

misc Here's a quick tip for Eclipse users. When you double click on an image file in eclipse it typically opens up whatever program your OS has associated with that file type. You can configure eclipse to view images in the editor pane fairly easily, without installing any plugins.

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Tip for Viewing Images in Eclipse

misc Here's a quick tip for those using Eclipse / CFEclipse, and would like to view images in your project from within eclipse.

Go to Window » Preferences in the Eclipse menu. Then expand General » Editors and click on File Associations.

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Happy Birthday Eclipse - 5!

misc The Eclipse Project Turns 5 years old on Nov 7th. Go over to their birthday site and send a greeting.

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RDS Security Problems?

coldfusion Erki Esken posted a comment on Ben Forta's blog asking if the source to the RDS plugin for Eclipse would be released. Forta's response was:

"But, my gut feel is that it would not be a good idea to fully expose the source for RDS as that may create potential security problems.

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RDS Plugin for Eclipse?

coldfusion Tim Buntel posted a message to the CFEClipse users mailing list with the subject, Does that mean you're working on RDS support?

Generally, we've found that folks who want "RDS support" are really looking for 2 things; remote server file system access and database connectivity (e.g.

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Eclipse 3.1

java misc Another thing I missed last week, was that the Eclipse foundation released Eclipse 3.1.

I have been using the beta's of 3.1 since they first came out, because I am working on a project that uses all the new features in Java 1.5 (generics, new for loops, enums, new api's, etc.

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Eclipse 3.1 Million Download Challenge

coldfusion java misc The Eclipse community is doing a million download challenge for Eclipse 3.1. Over 40 Eclipse community members have agreed to pledge time or money to a charity every day from the time they reach 1 million downloads up to 60 days from the release.

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Tim O'Reilly on Zorn

misc Tim O'Reilly has a blog post on Zorn - Macromedia's Flash tool that will run on Eclipse. Tim is on the Board of Directors for Macromedia...

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Howto keep Eclipse Plugins between upgrades

coldfusion java misc The Javalobby has a great article called Eclipse: Managing Multiple Eclipse Installations that shows you how you can keep one plugins directory and have it work for multiple eclipse installs.

Since I do a lot of Java 1.5 development, I have to use Eclipse 3.

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Fonts for Programmers

misc Courier New is the standard monospace fixed width font used by programmers. If your looking to try something new, I just found a list of fonts for programmers. Right now I'm trying out Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.

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Eclipse Spell Checker Plugin

coldfusion java I just tried out an eclipse plugin for spell checking. It works with the CFEclipse plugin, Java, JavaScript, JavaProperties, XML, HTML, JSP, and PHP.

While the dictionary could use some work, the plugin is pretty good.

Just download it and unzip to your eclipse directory.

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Some handy Eclipse Keyboard Shotrcuts

coldfusion misc I found some handy keyboard shortcuts for working with Eclipse (these are actually part of the general text editor component, so they work with pretty much any editor including the cfeclipse editor)

Alt+Up - Swap the current line with the line above it

Alt+Down - Swap the

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Borland takes Strategic Developer role in Eclipse Project

java misc Borland is taking a bigger stake in the organization it helped found, joining the Eclipse Foundation's board of directors as a strategic developer, officials will announce in a press conference Monday at EclipseCon 2005 in Burlingame, California.

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onEclipse - improving productivity of eclipse users

coldfusion java I just came across the site onEclipse a site devoted to improving the productivity of users of the Eclipse platform.

Check out the news page which has an rss feed

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CFEclipse Call For Features

coldfusion The folks at the CFEclipse project have asked users to submit feature requests and vote for enhancements.

In order to find out what you lovely CFE users want, we are planning to

call a feature vote.

Our Issue Tracker (http://cfeclipse.tigris.

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did you hack my cf?