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Explore Git Internals with the JGit API

On October 20, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever wondered how a commit and its content is stored in Git? Well, I have, and I had some spare time over the last rainy weekend, so I did a little research. Because I feel more at home with Java than with Bash, I used JGit and a…

Eclipse Extension Point Evaluation Made Easy

On October 13, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,, , With No Comments

Coding Eclipse Extension Point evaluations comes in a bit verbose and sparsely self-explaining. As I got round to busy myself with this topic recently, I wrote a little helper with the intent to reduce boilerplate code for common programming steps, while increasing development guidance and readability at the same time….

How to Access a Git Repository with JGit

On September 22, 2014, Posted by , In Eclipse, By ,,, , With No Comments

A Git repository is represented in JGit through the Repository class that can be viewed as a handle to a repository. With a Repository instance, you can create JGit commands (through the Git factory class), gain access to configuration settings, resolve refs, etc. There are several ways to obtain a…

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…