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Annamalai Chock...10/20/08
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Generating Array Accessors in EMF

Have you ever tried to generate References or variable with multiplicity more than 1? Eclipse being an OOPs follower would always generate a List containing a list of References or Datatypes. But if you are an Array Lover, How do you generate an Array...

Dimitri Missoh10/20/08
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Programmatically split an editor area to show two editors side by side.

Last time a workmate of mine asked me if it is possible, to programmatically split the editor area of an eclipse RCP application.We all know that if you have two editors opened in the workbench, you can drag one of the editors and drop it in one of the...

Annamalai Chock...10/20/08
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Form a Community to be Well Formed ... Be on EclipseZone !!

Malai here. First I'd like to thank the community for accepting me as a Zone Leader, and to DZone for considering me to take up this assignment for EclipseZone and finally James for giving me such a warm welcome into DZone Community.

James Sugrue10/20/08
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Making OSGi Easier: SpringSource Enterprise Bundle Repository

SpringSource have just released the Enterprise Bundle Repository for OSGi, an ambitious collection of OSGi ready bundles of some of the most popular libraries around. Who better to find out more from than Rod Johnson. This initiative from SpringSource could...

Prakash 10/15/08
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Adding Color and Font preferences

You had that nice looking editors and views. You loved the button color and the geeky font. But your boss didn't. Solution? Put a preference so that the user can choose which ever he likes ;-)

Marton Sigmond10/14/08
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NetBeans vs. Eclipse RCP: Plugin Mechanism Comparison

NetBeans and Eclipse approaches extension points and extensions differently. Let us see what these differences are.Please note, that this article is meant for those who already have suitable knowledge on both platform's plugin mechanisms.NetBeans Platform:...

Rob Williams10/09/08
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First Blush Doing Plugin Development in Years

I had a long post I was doing here, but Safari start dribbling all over itself, choking the CPU to death, so I killed it (not thinking I was flushing a pretty much fully baked piece (guess it‘s time to start using some software instead of this browser...

Slim Ouertani10/08/08
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Service Factory and OSGI Logging Proposal

I've been doing some thinking lately about how can we log different bundles  or the same bundle with different versions with different log level.   Logging is an important part of any application thus Osgi gives developers logService to use when possible,...

Alex Ruiz10/07/08
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Using Mylyn with Google Code - Updated for Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede)

The instructions I previously posted to set up Mylyn to work with Google Code do not seem to work with Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede).

Nitin Bharti10/06/08
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JVM Language Summit 2008 Report

Thoughtworker and DZone MVB blogger Ola Bini recently attended and blogged from the JVM Language Summit that took place in Santa Clara, California last month. The JVM Summit is a three day event organized by Sun Microsystems, bringing together some of the...

Ian Skerrett10/03/08
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Cool Jobs: Wanted RCP Developer for Diesel Games

There is a steady stream of interesting Eclipse related jobs on the eclipse.employment newsgroup.   Take today, Diesel Games is looking for an RCP Developer.  I gotta believe working for a games company must be a lot of fun.  It seems Diesel Games is...

James Sugrue10/03/08
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Introducing Your New Eclipse Zone Leader

I'm happy to introduce Malai as your new zone leader here at EclipseZone. Malai is no stranger to Eclipse - while studying for his Masters in Advanced Software Engineering he was head of the team that won the Eclipse Innovation Grant 2003/4.

Alex Miller10/02/08
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Ok, I’m a little early. In one month on Halloween eve, JDK 1.4 will officially enter End of Service Life (EOSL) as part of the Sun end of life policy. JDK 1.4 was born in February of 2002 and has lived a long and successful life, probably one of the...

Hanen Ben Rhouma10/01/08
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SpringSource (and Other Top Vendors) Leading the OSGi Charge

In a press release made available by the OSGi Alliance on 16th of September, several leading vendors including SpringSource, IBM, Oracle, RedHat, Sun, SAP, ProSyst, and Paremus joined forces in their support of OSGi as the foundation for next generation...