Wednesday, August 29, 2007

EasyEclipse

For those who want to use Eclipse to program, but don't wish to be staggered by the 851785719653 plugins to select and install.

Packages include configurations for programming in Desktop Java, Server Java, Mobile Java, LAMP, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python and C/C++.

http://www.easyeclipse.org/

6 comments:

hamster said...

Excellent - except I do mainly PHP coding so I prefer a plain text editor which allows for the option to save files in Unix or Windows formats. :P Eclipse has too many bells and whistles and uses *gasp* java which gives a nice big overhead.

But if U're coding Java (heh) then it's very very nice. :P BTW have you tried Ruby on Rails? I've heard a lot about it but never had the chance to try playing...

GunBlad3 said...

Maybe you could try it for LAMP/PHP eh? Then tell us how it went ;)

I have yet to try RoR, but I've played around with the Prototype Javascript Framework which tries to define classes in a similar fashion. I guess that's about the closest I've come in working with RoR to date =D

hamster said...

I've already tried Eclipse for PHP. As I said, too many bells and whistles, and doesn't have the simple yet critical answer to saving files in Windows or Unix formats. (The feared ^Ds!!) And too many things to learn to use when I can do it with Crimson Editor and browse to PHP to see what functions I can use.

The greatest advantage I would see is if you're doing more than one language and you have more than one compiler on your working machine (PHP, JSP, Java for eg). Then it'd make sense...

GunBlad3 said...

Icic...will keep that in mind. Personally I've not been able to use Eclipse much, but Notepad++, because of the need to do a lot of Javascript programming. Heh.

At the end of the day, a tool's a tool, intended in helping the person to complete a task. If it doesn't help for a particular person as much as another tool, it's up to the individual to decide eh?

Have tried the EasyEclipse for PHP. It's (the PHPEclipse plugin) not that easy to configure (or rather, I've yet to figure out how to configure it to work well with XAMPP, etc). So much for the "easy" part eh? =D

hamster said...

Agree - that's why programming can be so fun when you have so many various tools you can use. My boss swears by Macromedia Dreamweaver. That's not free to use though :S

Notepad++ works very well too esp if you're working on a 600 plus line piece of code - collapse functions please. :D

To be honest I have Crimson, Notepad++ and ConTEXT installed on my work desktop. :P Talk about tool usage... But I think I spend about 90% of my time on Crimson, 5% on Vim on the server direct, and the last 5% is all over the place. Just to give you an idea of how I work lah... :P

GunBlad3 said...

Hahaha...interesting eh... even more tools to know about =P