Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Eclipse Plugins Galore

I saw  link entitled 30 Best Eclipse Plugins on dzone today and thought it merited sharing. I've been a long time Eclipse user, but most of these plugins are new to me. There's all kinds of plugins for doing web development and things, but in particular I am interested in these:

I am particularly curious about the distributed pair programming plugin. I've always wondered what other ways there are to pair program besides sharing 1 keyboard. It seems like it could be a good productivity tool even if you're in the same office. 

I'll also list my favorite Eclipse plugins, prior to reading the above. I'm somewhat surprised none of them are on the list.
  • Findbugs plugin (less useful once you have Continuous Integration that reports this, but still cool)
  • EclEmma (Code coverage  highlighting in Eclipse with an Emma junit test runner)
  • SwingExplorer - very sweet way to delve through swing code and familiarize yourself with the GUI code in a project

For more plugin ideas, you may want to read this StackOverflow question.

What Eclipse plugins do you use?


  1. Hi Joshua, let me know if you have problems with getting Saros to work. I know the guys working at it and might get them to help you if problems arise.


  2. Will do - thanks Christopher. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I will let you know if I have any issues.