Eclipse Tips and Tricks
Eclipse provides a lot of powerful features and capabilities as an IDE. With so much functionality at your disposal, there is a lot of functionality that is very useful, but not easily discoverable. To be productive, mastering your IDE is as important as mastering your source code.
In this talk, I will unleash many invaluable tips and tricks that will allow you to better use the Eclipse IDE and make you more productive in your routine development tasks. During this talk you will have many "Ah, I didn't know Eclipse can do that!" moments.
Some of the examples include:
• Show Annotations action to determine who last modified a line of code and when.
• Ctrl+F3 shortcut to pop up an in-place outline of the element at the current cursor position.
• Search menu actions to find all read/write accesses to the selected field or local variable in the chosen scope.
• Smart step into selection in Java debugger to step into a single method within a series of chained or nested method calls using Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl+Alt+Click.