Archive for July, 2009

Eclipse Bulk Import V 1.0

Today I released the V 1.0 of my Eclipse Bulk Import plugin. The source is also available at github.

I created this plugin because at work we have too many eclipse projects (over 200). And sometimes the workspaces get corrupt. Using this plugin, I can save the locations of the current projects in my workspace. And I can also import those projects with one-click. Check out the movie of it in action. This plugin saves me quite a bit of time in creating new workspaces (and then importing over 200 projects), and recovering from corrupted workspaces.

Certified “Works on my machine” :) . If you try it out let me know how it goes.

Using Dropbox for Eclipse Projects

I have a bunch of java projects that I like to work on when I have some free time. Only issue is that this “free time” is from different locations, different computers and different Operating Systems. And since I don’t have a lot of “free time”, its hard for me to setup svn, builds etc. I needed a quicker solution: Dropbox

Of course this wont work out of the box. The trick is to make the eclipse projects self contained. In other words, they must not reference any libs/jars/resources outside their own directory. Most self respecting eclipse users would know how to do this. Then the entire project can be synced with Dropbox.

As my project folders will be synced to anywhere I install Dropbox. All I need is a working eclipse and i can start coding. Yay!