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Apache FOP

Apache FOP Integration with Eclipse and OSGi

Apache FOP is an open source print processor driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO). It can be quite useful to ... Read More
Custom SWT Scrollbar

Sacrilege – a Custom SWT Scrollbar

SWT is a thin abstraction layer on top of native OS widgets. Which is a very good thing if you ... Read More
JGit Authentication Explained

JGit Authentication Explained

Authentication in JGit is mostly on par with native Git. Commonly used protocols like SSH and HTTP(S) and their authentication ... Read More
JFace Viewers: DeferredContentManager

Deferred Fetching of Model Elements with JFace Viewers

Model elements displayed by Eclipse JFace Viewers sometimes take a considerable amount of time to load. Because of this the ... Read More
mouse-click

SWT Mouse Click Implementation

Doing a bit of SWT custom widget development lately, I stumbled across the question why is there no such thing ... Read More
osgi-testsuite

OSGi Testsuite: Introducing Classname Filters

OSGi Testsuite is a JUnit test-runner that collects dynamically test classes for execution. It has been published by my fellow ... Read More
eclipse-module

Efficient Creation of Eclipse Modules with Maven Archetype

Maven Archetype is a project templating toolkit that provides developers with the means to generate parameterized versions of built-in or ... Read More
tested-plug-in-concept

Lightweight Integration Tests for Eclipse Extensions

Recently I introduced a little helper for Eclipse extension point evaluation. The auxiliary strives to reduce boilerplate code for common ... Read More
Git Internals

Explore Git Internals with the JGit API

Have you ever wondered how Git stores a commit and its content? Well, I have, and I had some spare ... Read More
Eclipse Extension Point Plug-in Concept

Eclipse Extension Point Evaluation Made Easy

Coding Eclipse Extension Point evaluations comes in a bit verbose and sparsely self-explaining. As I got round to busy myself ... Read More

How to Access a Git Repository with JGit

A Git repository is represented in JGit through the Repository class that can be viewed as a handle to a ... Read More
SWT Display asyncExec

How to Safely Use SWT’s Display asyncExec

Most user interface (UI) toolkits are single-threaded and SWT is no exception. This restriction means that UI objects must be ... Read More
gonsole

Unleashing gonsole 1.0, a Git Console for Eclipse

Over the last few weeks, Frank and I had some spare time. As summer hadn't yet arrived in Germany, we ... Read More
gonsole

gonsole weeks: a git console for eclipse

Even though Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the ... Read More

gonsole weeks: multiple console sessions

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command ... Read More

gonsole weeks: oops – it’s a framework

While Eclipse ships with a comprehensive Git tool, it seems that for certain tasks many developers switch to the command ... Read More