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Infinitest: A continuous test runner for Java.

Infinitest is a continuous test runner for Java. Infinitest is an Eclipse plugin that runs the JUnit tests instantly when you save a Java file. Check out the demo above. It smartly runs only the test affected by the file

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Eclipse Tip: Instance count when debugging

The variable view in Eclipse Helios has a new column called Instance Count. You can view it by selecting the column in Select Columns… option as shown below. A simple solution to understand memory consumption.

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Eclipse Plugin: StartExplorer

When I am working with Eclipse quite a few times I would copy a file’s path or want to open a location in Command Prompt to run some scripts. This is always cumbersome. I have to go to the properties

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Portable Eclipse and Portable Java

I like portable software. I carry around a bunch of them in my flash drive. I just found out that both Java and Eclipse are available as portable versions at PortableApps.com. The Java version they have is Java 6 update

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Eclipse Tip: Fix your Javadoc

Eclipse’s Java compiler has the ability to process Javadoc comment and validate them. You can set Eclipse to warn about malformed Javadoc comments. Just go to Java > Compiler > Javadoc or Project > Properties > Java Compiler > Javadoc

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Eclipse Tip: Structured Selections

Eclipse has a great set of keyboard shortcuts speed things up. Structured Selection shortcuts are a great way to select enclosing identifiers or adjacent statements. Take the following example. When the cursor is on the variable aFile in the second

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Eclipse Tip: Customize menus and toolbars

In Eclipse 3.5 Ganymede it is easier to customize menus and toolbars. Go to Windows>Customize Perspective… to find a newly redesigned UI for customizing individual menu or toolbar items. I install a lot of plugins for Eclipse. This enhancement lets

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Changing Java AppEngine’s port number

I have been playing around with Google’s Java AppEngine. By default the local development server starts up in port 8080. This kind of messes with my development setup. Every app server I use Weblogic, Tomcat… uses this port by default.

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Java rides on Google App Engine

Finally cloud computing comes to Java developers. Dot Net got it with Azure. Now Java has got support from Google in its cloud platform AppEngine. The great thing about Google’s implantation is that it is not just supporting Java the

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Eclipse Tip: Block Selection Mode

Every once in a while I would open up a source file in Notepad++ to copy/cut text using the block selection mode. Now I can do it from within Eclipse (3.5 M5 and above). The block selection mode can be

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