This is a compilation of resources I use to configure eclipse.
The Jvm options
Always a big headache, there is a good resource on stack-overflow.
For JVM noobs, I recommend the following reading.
If you’re interested, I am maintaining a gist with my up-to-date eclipse flags : https://gist.github.com/4562291
If you don’t know them already, you should check out these plugins :
- EasyShell, which allows to open windows, terminal and copy path on any eclipse resource (and configure shortcuts for each of these actions - pretty awesome)
- m2e and m2e-wtp are must-haves if you use maven to build JEE apps. I often install the build-helper connector too.
- GrepConsole, which lets you use simple regexp to color your console, fancy !
Copy workspace settings
If you want to have multiple workspaces sharing the same preferences check out this article.
File encoding in UTF-8 please
First thing is to go to General > Workspace and select UTF-8 in “Text File Encoding” Second is General > Content Types > Text. Then you can either type “UTF-8” for everything or at least for “Java Properties file”
Et pour nos amis francophones, une superbe présentation sur la customisation d’eclipse !