Tuesday, September 11, 2007

AS3 Syntax-Coloring Editor for Eclipse

Source: Daily Habit

I use Aptana plugin to write Flash/Flex/AIR in Eclipse. For AIR in particular, Aptana's AIR app launcher is great. However, one key component missing from Aptana is ActionScript 3 (aka AS3) editor. I've been limping along by mapping .as files to Java editor but I just remembered an old Eclipse plugin that used a template to control syntax coloring. So I went looking and found it here: color editor. It was still being maintained. Woot.

It comes with AS2 support but not AS3 so I went searching again and found the mode file for AS3 here: actionscript 3 syntax hilighting for jEdit. The color editor reuses jEdit's syntax coloring mode files. Almost there.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Source: SDA-India

Mark Dexter has put together a video tutorial 'Eclipse and Java for Total Beginners' to help newbies get started with writing Java programs using Eclipse version 3.3. The lessons are designed for you to work side-by-side, pausing and rewinding the video as needed. You don't need any prior experience with Eclipse or Java to learn through the tutorial. There are 16 lessons in all spanning 195 minutes. Each lesson guides you through a step-by-step process creating a simple 'personal lending library' application. All the code for the lessons is typed in 'real time', which allows the demonstration of many Eclipse Java editor features that speed up coding. Test-driven development is used throughout the lessons, using the JUnit testing facility in Eclipse.

Final Call for the Eclipse Community Survey

Source: Ian Skerrett: Marketing at Eclipse


We will be closing down the Eclipse Community Survey on Friday, September 7, so if you haven’t taken the time to complete it, now is the time.

Here are 4 good reasons to do so:

  1. You can help provide feedback to the Eclipse community, so we can improve the services we provide.
  2. The entire Eclipse community will have access to the results of the survey.
  3. You could win a Nokia N95 phone and some Eclipse SWAG.
  4. It will only take 10-15 minutes of your time, so do it now.

Open AT software development kit now 'Eclipse Ready'

Source: http://dataweek.co.za

Wavecom's Open AT Software Suite integrated development environment (IDE) tools are now designed to be 'Eclipse Ready', using tools from the popular open-source development community. Future application developments can be done with Wavecom's Open AT SDK (Software Development Kit) taking advantage of the Eclipse community.

Wavecom says that this access to the Eclipse community will be available to developers free of charge, without licence fees, NRE (non recurring engineering) costs or any additional fees for developer seats.