Eclipse Plugins Exposed, Part 1: A First Glimpse (156 tags)
Many developers use Eclipse out of the box as an IDE, never investigating its powerful extensibility. But as Emmanuel Proulx shows in this first installment of a new series, Eclipse's modular system of plugins allow you to customize it to your suit your development needs.
Profiling Your Applications with Eclipse Callisto (121 tags)
Callisto, a bundle of optional plugins for Eclipse, now comes with a profiling tool called the Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP). TPTP includes testing, tracing, performance monitoring, profiling, and static-code analysis tools. John Ferguson Smart offers this guided tour of how to use TPTP to speed up your apps.
Configuring Database Access in Eclipse 3.0 with SQLExplorer (75 tags)
It's 2005 and you're using Eclipse. Should you still be creating your database tables and seeding them with data by hand, from an SQL command-line utility? Deepak Vohra introduces the SQLExplorer plugin for Eclipse, which allows you to put a GUI on your development-time database access.
Working with Hibernate in Eclipse (60 tags)
Jim Elliott was curious about whether anyone had written plugins to work with Hibernate in Eclispe, as he'd just finished writing Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook. It turns out there are several such efforts underway. In this article, Jim explores Hibernate Synchronizer--a plugin that automatically updates your Java code when you change your mapping document.
Configuring Eclipse for Remote Debugging (49 tags)
Debugging a server-side application? You probably don't want to dig through the log files and wonder what happened. Instead, you can run your server application in debug mode and attach to it with Eclipse, bringing the IDE's powerful debugger to bear on the remote application.