I’m Byron, a Java developer and passionate about sharing knowledge. That’s why I’ve created Eclipse On E — to share some tips and tricks that make Eclipse faster and easier to use.

The Eclipse IDE is an excellent tool (warts and all) with 1000’s of features. I’ve been trying to exploit most of the features that make you work faster and make developing easier.

When you use Eclipse’s nifty features you can get it to work as if it’s on ecstasy – fast, smart and on a high. In this series you’ll get a taste of how to use advanced keyboard shortcuts, templates, navigation, code editing, debugging and more.

I’ll be refer to features in Eclipse 3.5, but most would’ve been around since 3.3 or sometimes even lower. There will occassionally also be tips on plugins that can make your life easier, but I’ll mostly stick to built-in features of Eclipse. And there may even be AutoHotkey and StrokeIt tips to use with Eclipse.

If you’re new here, you can start with Using Eclipse on E.

Just a note: This is a series on Eclipse tips and tricks, not design patterns, language features or others. The examples I’ll give will be set up for clarity, not necessarily for best design or best use of Java. I’m happy to discuss these, but not here. Please keep the comments related to the Eclipse features and tips and not the design issues or use of language features.