Pressing CTRL + SHIFT + F in the Eclipse editor will automatically format source code according to the default or specific formatter preference settings. However, if team members do not format consistently before committing code, relevant changes can become difficult to identify amongst code style changes. One way to alleviate this problem is to force […]

I just learned that you can automatically build and and consume one project into another as a Java jar file in your Eclipse or Rational IDE. I am such a lazy dunce! I can’t believe how long I’ve been using Eclipse without knowing this. This will save you from having to right-click and export every […]

You can configure your project to use an Apache Ant script to build automatically, rather than with the default Java Builder in Rational Application Developer (RAD). This is valuable when you need a more sophisticated build process, but you still want the efficiency and convenience of an automatic build in the IDE. It’s alo useful if you simply need […]