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Top 10 Eclipse Plugins

Top 10 Eclipse Plugins which i can’t live without … :)

1. Subversive
Svn is one of the most commonly used version control system. Although there are several eclipse plugins for eclipse, i find subversive and subclipse to be the most useful.
Subversive is also adopted by the Eclipse community and is included in the eclipse update repository .

Website: http://www.polarion.org/index.php?page=overview&project=subversive

Update Site: http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/

2. Subclipse

Subclipse is another svn plugin.

Website: http://subclipse.tigris.org/

Update Site: http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.4.x

3. Regex Plugin

Eclipse plugin for testing/editing regular expressions flavor of the Sun Java standard API. Nice plugin which fits into eclipse ide and quite useful too. In the website they have got an Online Regex tester which to test your regex expressions.

Website: http://myregexp.com/eclipsePlugin.html

Update Site: http://regex-util.sourceforge.net/update/

4. EclEmma

Java Code Coverage Plugin. Very easy to use and has got nice features like Source Highlighting,import/export etc …

Website: http://www.eclemma.org/

Update Site: http://update.eclemma.org/

5. MoreUnit

Plugin assist for writing more unit test. Switch between the code and the test using shortcut keys. Easily configurable

Website: http://moreunit.sourceforge.net/

Update Site: http://moreunit.sourceforge.net/org.moreunit.updatesite/

6. Log4E

Plugin which simplifies your logging in java files. You can configure it with the popular logging utilities like log4j. It has got some nice features log varibale/method/class and can easily replace all System.outs with log statements.

Website: http://log4e.jayefem.de/

Update Site: http://log4e.jayefem.de/update

7. LogWatcher

Viewing the log files like the unix tail command. Quite useful with search and highlighting functionality

Website: http://graysky.sourceforge.net/

Download the files from

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=70450&package_id=69674

Unzip contents of the zip file to the Eclipse “plugins” directory and restart Eclipse.

From the Window/Show View menu, choose Other -> Log Files -> LogWatcher to open the view.

For detailed usage instructions, see the LogWatcher manual : http://graysky.sourceforge.net/help/

8. JadClipse (Java Decompiler Plugin)

Imagine you have several libraries you are using for the project and you haven’t got the source code. There is an error and you need to see the sourcecode to find out what is going wrong. What will you do? JadClipse plugin comes to the rescue in this situation.

Go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/jadclipse/

Download the latest version jar file and put it into your eclipse/plugins folder

Restart eclipse

Go to http://www.kpdus.com/jad.html#download

Download the Jad (Java decompiler) based on your OS

Unzip it to a directory

In eclipse go to Windows->Preferences->Java->JadClipse and update the path to the extracted jad.exe (in windows) or to the sh file (unix/linux)

9. NumericalGecko

NumericalGecko helps in converting between different units. For e.g centigrade to fahrenheit etc. Some of the features which i liked were Converting a date to find out the day of the week (1/01/2008 is Tuesday) and converting 1 to ONE etc

Website: http://geckoplugin.sourceforge.net/

Download it from

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=106284&package_id=114475

Unzip it and move the org.numerical_gecko* directory to eclipse/plugins directory

Restart eclipse

In eclipse, go to Window -> Show View -> Other..

Choose the Numerical Gecko folder, and the Numerical Gecko view. The view will be opened.

10. FreeMem

Tired of eclipse eating up system memory. Then you must try this plugin.

Website:http://www.junginger.biz/eclipse/freemem.html

Update Site: http://www.junginger.biz/eclipse/

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