Monthly Archives: December 2006

A Fantastic Year

Folks, this has been a fantastic year for me. I’m sure everybody has had some things on his personal roadmap. Mine started with quite a big challenge. I decided to leave the company I’ve been with for the last 6 years for some time abroad with a new company.

Was it worth it? Absolutely! Today, I have much more liberties when developing software. Actually, I can base the new architecture of our next generation software platform on Eclipse technology and that’s so awesome. Continue reading A Fantastic Year

Do you use Java projects?

Have you ever checked out a Java project and wondered what jars are required in the build path? How do you manage the classpath of you Eclipse projects? Do you still add jars manually? Do you use classpath variables? STOP! Use PDE projects!

Even if you don’t develop OSGi bundles. It’s so convenient to let PDE manage your classpath. Their classpath container driven by the manifest takes away all the pain. You can even ensure proper API usage across the layers/components by defining what packages are internal and what not.

See here for the necessary steps. Actually there are just two. Convert you Java project into a Plug-in project and edit the manifest. 🙂