You like Gerrit for code reviews! You like the Eclipse IDE! You wonder, why they are not accessible together? Good news, with the new Eclipse Gerrit Review plugin, it is now possible to perform Gerrit reviews while staying in Eclipse. Up until now, software developers have been coding in Eclipse and have had to switch out to a Web navigator to perform a Gerrit review. This talk aims to demonstrate another way of performing a Gerrit review.
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.
2014 will mark the tenth year since the creation of the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse has enjoyed years of great community, great technology and significant impact in the software industry. Eclipse has also evolved from being the Java IDE to being a community of open source projects that span a wide variety of industries and technologies. As we head into our next decade it is time to reflect on what is the potential for the Eclipse community.
The Eclipse IDE is great, but also an old-fashioned and heavyweight desktop IDE application. As a contrast to this, new projects and companies are working towards cloud-based developer tooling, using a front-end that runs purely in the browser. The Eclipse Orion project is one example. While those new approaches look promising, they are usually completely disconnected from the existing desktop-class IDEs and are still lightyears away from working well for Java developers.
Many Eclipse IDE users are still happy using Eclipse as their daily Java IDE - and indeed, the Java tooling in Eclipse is great. But don’t you hear people saying things like: Eclipse got too big, too slow, too clunky, too overloaded with features and plugins, doesn't support language X, hard to configure, and similar complaints? I do. I hear people complaining about all sorts of things and I am afraid of Eclipse losing its great reputation as an IDE. As a consequence, I think, we should try to make Eclipse fun again.