Java Development Tooling (JDT) Tips and Tricks

Tomas Kramar's Effective Eclipse Series

Setup Your Environment
Outlines getting started with Eclipse and how to assign the right amount of memory for Eclipse to run. It also covers different preferences you can set from font size to line numbers.

Shortcut Keys
A long list of different shortcuts that exist in Eclipse to help you work faster. Most developers prefer keyboard shortcuts to mouse clicks. In this article you'll see the default shortcuts available and how to create your own key bindings - with some interesting suggestions.

Don't Write the Code, Generate It
Discusses how code gets generated in Eclipse using the Template functionality. You can create you own templates for common methods and constructs that you use in projects.

Custom Templates
Shows you how to use the template editor and includes some extremely useful example templates from Tomas.

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