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    Flip through changed files…

    Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 21:08 by Wayne Beaton
    Here’s a neat and (I believe) completely unintentional feature of Eclipse… If you’ve added your projects to SCM through Eclipse, it will mark changed files (and directories containing changed files) with an arrow (a “greater-than” sign) in the Navigator and Package Explorer. If you want to quickly flip through the...
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    The Eclipse Data Centre

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 16:20 by Wayne Beaton
    Denis took me down to the data centre today to have a gander at the Eclipse server rack. It’s pretty impressive (a little slice of nerd heaven). The rack is very well organized with all the cables neatly ordered. It’s all very well thought out and implemented. We were in...
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    Open Source Business Models

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 11:28 by Anonymous (not verified)
    Lately, there has been a lot of discussion on open source business models. Susan Wu at Apache and Stephen Walli at Optaros have a good posts. Most of the discussion has been around VC funded open source companies and if there is an open source bubble. I think we will...
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    Leanin’ on Working Sets

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 09:48 by Wayne Beaton
    One of my bigger challenges is managing a workspace packed with many different projects. As an evangelist, I tend to spend a lot of my time experimenting with stuff and the result is a tonne of projects of various sizes. I do try to close the projects that I’m not...
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    He who lives by the quick fix…

    Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 10:48 by Wayne Beaton
    I write software interatively and almost always top-down. As such , I tend to rely heavily on the refactoring tools provided in the Eclipse JDT. But I’ve really started to lean on the Quick Fix feature. When you write code from the top-down, you always start with a lot of...
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    Sortin’ Tables

    Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 10:15 by Wayne Beaton
    I came across SWT Snippet192 today which shows some cool new features that are being added to Eclipse 3.2. I have a table in my application that I want to sort. Sorting is pretty easy to make work in table, but there’s one thing missing: the sort indicator. That is...
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    RCP Case Studies

    Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 09:40 by Anonymous (not verified)
    We have created some case studies on how organizations are using Eclipse RCP. The intention is to provide some insight into how these organizations have benefited from using RCP. We are lucky enough to have Alterpoint, NASA, RSS Solutions and SAS agree to provide the information for their case study...
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    But it’s good fun!

    Wednesday, November 9, 2005 - 16:23 by Wayne Beaton
    I wrote a while back about life goal #129 and the resulting bug raised against my person. Frankly, the whole process has been very exciting for me, but–alas–we’re getting close to closing this bug.
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    I’ve got my copy

    Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 12:03 by Wayne Beaton
    I had an opportunity today to stop by the bookstore and pick up a copy of the new Eclipse Rich Client Platform by Jeff McAffer and Jean-Michel Lemieux. It occurred to me today as I was looking for the book that there are a lot of titles on there discussing...