samedi 14 août 2010

Eclipse Helios rocks!

As you know the latest eclipse version has been released on June 23, 2010. And for someone like me, who was using Ganymede (Eclipse 3.4), improvements are striking.

The first thing I discovered was the new Marketplace client that brings an 'App Store' like experience to Eclipse. Finding and installing components has always been a challenge, but with the Helios release this will all change.

The Marketplace Client makes it easy to browse and install 3rd party components. Available under Eclipse -> Help, this new feature should make it much easier to find the tools you need

I haven't got time to test the lot of new features shipped in Helios, but here are some of my favorite features:

The Open Implementation command is available from the Navigate menu. A key binding can be assigned on the General > Keys preference page.
I use CTRL + click

Another feature I liked is that javadoc hovers now render {@value} inlined

You can find this 2 features among many here:
and here: