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How to Safely Use SWT’s Display asyncExec

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,, , With No Comments

Most user interface (UI) toolkits are single-threaded and SWT is no exception. This means that UI objects must be accessed exclusively from a single thread, the so-called UI thread. On the other hand, long running tasks should be executed in background threads in order to keep the UI responsive. This…

Unleashing gonsole 1.0, a Git Console for Eclipse

On July 14, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

Over the last few weeks, Frank and I had some spare time. As summer hadn’t yet arrived in Germany, we decided to spend that time coding… What came out is Gonsole, a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE which provides a Git Console. The features that we originally intended to implement…

gonsole weeks: a git console for eclipse

On July 9, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 3 Comments

Even though Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. Because of that, Frank and I started to fill this gap a few weeks ago. If you are interested in what happened during this time you may want…

gonsole weeks: multiple console sessions

On July 2, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 4 Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: oops – it’s a framework

On June 26, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Rüdiger and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: content assist for git commands

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With No Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Frank and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. What happened so far during the gonsole…

gonsole weeks: eclipse egit integration

On June 11, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 5 Comments

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command line. This gave Rüdiger and me the idea, to start an open source project to provide a git console integration for the IDE. Rüdiger anounced the launch of this project…

gonsole weeks: git init gonsole

On June 3, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse,Gonsole, By ,,, , With 9 Comments

For many developers Git has become the tool of choice when it comes to version control systems. Those that work in Eclipse are provided with a comprehensive Git tool integration. But it seems that for certain tasks the command line is favoured. Some find it more convenient to type in…

How to manage Git Submodules with JGit

On April 16, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,, , With No Comments

For a larger project with Git you may find yourself wanting to share code among multiple repositories. Whether it is a shared library between projects or perhaps templates and such used among multiple different products. The Git built-in answer to this problem are submodules. They allow putting a clone of…

Efficient Code Coverage with Eclipse

On April 7, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,,,, , With 1 Comment

There is a saying that a fool with a tool is still a fool. But how to use a tool most efficiently is not always obvious to me. Because of this I typically spend some time to check out new playgrounds1 that promise to increase my work speed without impairing…