Development Environment

A new job and it’s time to set up a development environment again. Unusually, this time there is little definition as to what that environment should consist of.

Being a Java development role that includes some support of existing applications, it’s not exactly a clean sheet; Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, JBoss, Oracle ect. all the usual suspects are present… looks like another job for eclipse et al.

And since it’s eclipse and there’s no point in duplicating the information, here is a useful link to 10 Eclipse Navigation Shortcuts Every Java Programmer Should Know.

Eclipse Plugins

  • jadclipse for class de-compilation
  • findbugs


  • XML Marker

Firefox Plugins

  • Firebug
  • XPather
  • IE Tab
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