There seam to be as many programming styles as there are programmers on this planet. Curly braces around if blocks, this to qualify field accesses: Agreeing on one common style within a project is difficult, agreeing on one style over all projects is impossible. Fortunately JDT provides an action that makes it easy to convert a class or even an entire project from one coding style to another: Clean Up.
But Clean Up can do even more: It can reduce the amount of warnings in your code or help you convert a 1.4 compliant project to a 5.0 project. Also Eclipse 3.3 Europa will support clean up on save allowing you to i.e. organize your imports every time you save a Java Editor.
This demo will present the Clean Up feature of JDT and how you and your team can benefit from this feature. The target audience are users of JDT.
Benno Baumgartner obtained a master in computer science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He is working at the IBM Zurich Labs as a Software Engineer and is an Eclipse Committer for the JDT UI project. He focuses on user interfaces, code audit tooling, build path, quick fix and clean up.