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Best Eclipse Setup for non-Java Development

My typical Eclipse IDE setup has evolved over the years to a simple clean layout with influences from JetBrains and Visual Studio Code tools. For example, I prefer to do the majority of my work within a single common Eclipse perspective including debug activities. The experience is more similar to tools like Android Studio. From VS Code I like the dark theme, cleaner search dialog, command palette and terminal integration. From Eclipse I still rely heavily on the Java & XML tools and occasionally GIT tools. Almost all other programming tasks use the CodeMix editors for a VS Code editing experience.

Files

eclipse-dev-plugins-min.p2f - import to load the following plugins

  • Eclipse Marketplace plugin
  • Git Tools plugin
  • DevStyle UX plugin
  • CodeMix editor & coding tools plugin

eclipse-dev-prefs-min.eps - import as preferences to set

  • dark theme (darkest dark theme)
  • custom syntax coloring & editors
  • custom perspective that layouts out coding, debug & git tools in a common perspective (minimize context switching)

Installation

When setting up a new Eclipse instance do the following:

  1. Import plugins file: eclipse-dev-plugins-min.p2f - loads CodeMix & DevStyle plugins from marketplace
    File menu > Import > Install > Install Software Items from File > "eclipse-dev-plugins-min.p2f"

  2. Import colors and perspective (window layout) file: eclipse-dev-prefs-min.eps - setup the syntax coloring theme & editors associated with the CodeMix editor
    File menu > Import > General > Preferences > "codemix-essentials-prefs.eps"

  3. Configure workbench layout, choose
    Window menu > Perspective > Customize > Other > "CodeMix-Custom"

  4. Optional - install ShowInSystemExplorer plugin
    Copy dropins/com.genuitec.devstyle.showinsystemexplorer_xxx.jar into your Eclipse dropins foloder

  5. Restart Eclipse

New Workspace Configuration

When starting a new workspace do the following:

  1. Import colors and perspective (window layout) file: codemix-essentials-prefs.eps - setup the syntax coloring theme & editors associated with the CodeMix editor
    File menu > Import > General > Preferences > "eclipse-dev-prefs-min.eps"

  2. Configure workbench layout, choose
    Window menu > Perspective > Customize > Other > "CodeMix-Custom"

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