Feb 28

A Developers friend: Eclipse IDE

Ive recently come to a realisation about what my most used programs are. Interestingly, I find that for doing any sort of programming, Eclipse is the best IDE out there. Similar products such as NetBeans are just horrible in comparison. Here are the programming languages you can do development for in Eclipse.

  • Java(deh)
    • Also Web development using JSP’s
  • C/C++
  • C# For windows application development and (kindof) linux/mac development.
  • Perl
  • Shell scripting
  • SQL
    • Including connection to databases.
  • HTML/CSS
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Flex
  • ColdFusion
  • Event B

I should clarify that by ‘do development’ for these languages, I mean proper IDE support such as syntax highlighting, code completion and debugger/compiler integration. You can see that the list covers a very broad spectrum of programming languages ranging from scripted languages to web development to even hard core programming languages. Interestingly the only well known language that isn’t very well supported(from what i can tell) is Objective-C. I sometimes think that Apple should just abandon X Code and join the eclipse movement… which wont happen any time soon! Also, I hear that there is upcoming support for Google golang. These languages are coupled with a similarly useful set of tools and features that put the icing on the cake! Here are some more extensions you can get which make eclipse so much more awesome:

  • Subversion(SVN) support.
  • Mercurial support.
  • CVS support.
  • Regular expression testers.
  • Task management with JIRA and TRAC integration.
  • Class diagram generation support.
  • Integration with Remote services such as Google App Engine.
  • Code formatter support(for Flex development).
  • Debugger integration.

This list is not even close to being complete or exhaustive. Theres a good chance that if you need a feature, a quick Google search will give you what you need. I would suggest that you spend a hour or so and see what it can do for you. Shout me a message in the comments or on twitter if you need any help.

Feb 24

iWebKit5 comes to Firefox

Recently i have been working on taking the iWebKit 5.0 framework and producing a CSS extension that allows pages to be ‘better’ rendered on Firefox. Checkout its homepage at: http://trynull.com/iWebKitMozilla/.

Checkout the a screen shot of it in action:)

Using this couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is add the ‘extension’ CSS to your header after the official CSS.

Special thanks to the Soft-V2 theme of iPhone icons for the ‘installer’ icon. Grab the fill list of icons at:

http://kediashubham.deviantart.com/art/Soft-v2-Theme-for-iPhone-85448639

Feb 19

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-19

  • Does anyone know how to use A2DP to wirelessly connect .my iPhone to OSX #
  • Adobe brings AIR to Android, promises Flash 10.1 in the first half of the year: http://bit.ly/asmsE7 #
  • I trust you've all see the iPad, it's like a iPhone 1G… No gps or cammera. Apple probebly made it as a prototype iPhone;) #
  • This journalist needs to calm down and reconsider his life… http://bit.ly/aumynB #
  • Wow. It seems a 3D DVD/BD is in the pipeline for avatar! Checkout the updated link in my blog for more details: http://bit.ly/cjvWMy #
  • Here's a fun fakt:.. 'it's even better to LOL for real' (according to the ad on the bus stand) #
  • The Elizabeth street and market street intersection in the Sydney CBD Is a traffic bottleneck! #

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