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Erich Styger12/25/13
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Eclipse Build Variables

This post is not about variables in my application code (which I debug). It is about using Variables in Eclipse for building projects.

Ian Skerrett12/21/13
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EclipseCon 2014: Diversity and Opportunity for Learning

The EclipseCon 2014 program and schedule was announced earlier this month.

Scott Lewis12/19/13
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Creating a RESTful Remote Service Provider

ECF's implementation of OSGi Remote Services supports the creation of custom distribution providers. Why would anyone wish to do this, when they could simply reuse one of the existing providers? Here are some good reasons...

Alec Noller12/09/13
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Android Emulators: What Options are Available?

This article discusses "The State of Android Emulators." We've posted a few different options for Android emulators in the past, but rather than focusing on the details of particular emulators, this author explores all of the options together, along with their origins and uses.

Chen Harel12/06/13
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GitHub’s 10,000 Most Popular Java Projects: Here are the Top Libraries They Use

In this article, you'll find a top 100 list of the most popular Java libraries, based on 10,000 GitHub projects and an analysis of the top trends in Java. Like the author, you may be surprised by some of the results.

Alec Noller12/03/13
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How to Optimize Android Apps for Superior Performance

This recent blog post is an engaging and particularly useful look at performance optimization in Android apps, both in terms of tips and strategies for achieving it and in terms of techniques for determining where optimization is most needed.

Erich Styger12/03/13
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Compare External Files in Eclipse

Eclipse is very workspace centric: it only knows and deals with files in the workspace. So it is easy to compare and merge files present in the workspace

Istvan Forgacs11/26/13
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Code Understanding Step by Step - We Need a Task

This article explains why code understanding is difficult but inevitable, as well as the consequences of only vaguely understanding code. The process of code comprehension is outlined, emphasizing the necessity of a task to validate our real understanding.

Troy Miles11/25/13
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How to Use a VirtualBox Android Emulator

The slowness of the Android emulator has been the butt of many a joke since it was first unveiled. One solution is to use a VirtualBox VM with Android on it instead of the Android emulator, and the difference is amazing. In this article, you'll learn how to do set it up.

Alec Noller11/19/13
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Android vs. iOS: The Development Process Compared

This recent article makes a detailed comparison of Android and iOS development and asks a question: Which one should you pursue first? The author compares IDEs, configuration, UX design, languages, APIs, internet connectivity, social media sharing, fragmentation, and the publication process.

Wayne Beaton11/12/13
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The Art of the Git/Gerrit Commit at Eclipse

We’ve implemented some extensions to Git and Gerrit that check to make sure that commit records are structured as required, and reject those commits that are malformed.

Lukas Eder10/28/13
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Top 5 Useful Hidden Eclipse Features

Eclipse is a beast. A device whose mystery is only exceeded by its power. Yes, it is so huge, it takes years to master. And then, your manager shows up and tells you: We’re using NetBeans now. Just kidding. No one uses NetBeans.

Erich Styger10/22/13
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How to Avoid Slow Processor Expert Projects

The Eclipse IDE is in my view the best IDE in the world :-) . But it is not the fastest one: All the functionality and comfort has a price, and such a Java and highly flexible IDE requires its resources. Processor Expert is a very powerful Eclipse plugin which allows me to configure my device drivers and software components in a graphical way.

Mihai Dinca - P...10/20/13
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Eclipse & EGit Frustrations

It was only a proxy setting that caused so much trouble in so many places inside Eclipse. Sometimes, solving a problem can take just a second, but only after hours or days of frustration.

Scott Lewis10/18/13
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ECF 3.7 Adds New OSGi Features and Zookeeper Discovery Server

Big news! The Eclipse Communication just unveiled a major new version. ECF 3.7 was just released.