Currently I work in quite wide field of software development: Python (standalone, Plone, Zope, Django), PHP, Java, Symbian and embedded Linux. I am using Eclipse for development, since it’s pretty much the only consistent platform filling my needs. The nature of work also forces me to use different computers (Mac/Windows/Linux) with different clients. This drives me to reinstall Eclipse now and then.
Below are my personal notes what plug-ins are needed to get “perfect” Eclipse set-up. Basically they are just my own notes so that I don’t need to Google everything all over again every time I reinstall. I hope the readers can find new pearls here or suggest improvements.
Eclipse has internal updater/web installer. All plug-ins are downloaded as ZIP files and extracted to Eclipse folder or installed through the internal updater. Paste Eclipse update site URLs to menu Help -> Software updates -> Find and Install, New Remote Location. You can use dummy text as the name of update site.
Eclipse Web Tools Platform bundles Eclipse, Java development tools, HTML editor, CSS editor and some other generic useful stuff.
- No separate Eclipse download needed. Download the bundle from http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/downloads/
PyDev is a plug-in for Python and Jython development.
Site URL: http://pydev.sourceforge.net
Eclipse update site URL: http://pydev.sourceforge.net/updates/
PDT download provides Eclipse, HTML editor, PHP editor and CSS editor.
Site URL: http://www.eclipse.org
Eclipse update site URL: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/
Subclipse provides Subversion version control integration to Eclipse.
Eclipse update site URL: http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.2.x
In the installer, uncheck the integration modules checkbox or the installer will complain about missing modules.
Download requires Adobe developer account or similar fill-in-the-fields crap.
Syntax coloring for Unix shell scripts
Project site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/shelled
SQL editor with limited GUI capabilities. Based on Eclipse platform. Comes standalone and as Eclipse plug-in.
- Download ZIP from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=132863
needs MySQL JDBC driver