Switching from Aptana’s Git implementation to eGit

Posted on 27th August 2012 in Aptana | 1 Comment »

AptanaBy default Aptana is configured to work with its own Git implementation meaning that whenever you add a Git repository and import it to the workspace, the default Aptana Git functionality is available in the project. The problem is, it doesn’t always deliver, e.g. for GitHub, nor is it visually as complete and readable.

The alternative is the more comprehensive eGit plugin for Eclipse. To switch over to eGit, just tick off Preferences > Team > Git > Automatically attach our git support to projects added that have git repositories.

This feature landed in Aptana Studio 3 roughly a year ago, see Preference for git – egit integration.

Configuring Eclipse to compile Flash with Cmd + Enter

Posted on 26th June 2010 in Developer tools, Eclipse, Flash | 1 Comment »

If for whatever reason a lot of your work gets done in Flash IDE and you’re working on the open-source Eclipse Flash development platform, it may get seriously annoying to seek for that tiny Run button on the Eclipse toolbar. To hook up Cmd + Enter* in Eclipse, do the following:

  1. Open the Preferences of your Eclipse IDE
  2. Locate General > Keys
  3. Type Run in the field with type filter text tip in it
  4. Scroll down and find the Run command,  it should display Shift + Cmd + F11 by default
  5. Click Unbind Command
  6. Click the Binding field and Cmd + Enter to set the new shortcut
  7. Click Apply and Ok to finish

* the guide applies to Mac OS X version of Eclipse, but can easily deployed for Ctrl + Enter on Windows (or Linux). Read the rest of this entry »

AXDT: open-source cross-platform alternative for Flash development

Posted on 24th June 2010 in Developer tools, Eclipse, Flash, Open Source Software | 3 Comments »

AXDT is a set of plug-ins for the Eclipse Platform that enable you to write ActionScript 3 code in an integrated environment.Most cross-platform Flash development tools are not available for free. The best ones, Flash Builder and FDT, will set you back €600.

Fortunately a few open-source and free alternatives exist. AXDT is one such alternative – it’s a set of plug-ins for the Eclipse Platform that enable you to write ActionScript 3 code in an integrated environment. Read the rest of this entry »

LogWatcher as a cross-platform Flash debugger in Eclipse

Posted on 24th June 2010 in Developer tools, Eclipse, Flash, Open Source Software | No Comments »

LogWatcher is the kind of open-source Eclipse plugin that enables hooking a view of a certain log file to the Eclipse IDE. It comes in handy for open-source AXDT Flash development plugin of Eclipse that currently (at version 0.0.7.1) doesn’t have a built-in debugger and is yet to receive it in milestone 0.1.0. Read the rest of this entry »

How to fix FDT (or any other Eclipse-based IDE) after Mac OS X 10.6.3 upgrade

Posted on 2nd April 2010 in Developer tools, Eclipse, Flash | 6 Comments »

FDTThe most recent Mac OS X update to version 10.6.3 may break your Eclipse Galileo installation and everything that’s built upon it. It just fails to start and closes down right after it has reached the splash screen.

The problem relies in the corrupt font cache of Snow Leopard and the fix is rather trivial – font cache needs to be cleared using the font registration system utility on command line. Following steps will make it happen: Read the rest of this entry »

Enhance the ugly Eclipse icon on your Dock

Posted on 4th March 2010 in Developer tools, Eclipse, Mac OS | 3 Comments »

It’s pretty certain that an average Flash/RIA developer cares about how the dev tools look. If a piece of software looks ugly, it’s unlikely to be used.

Eclipse in that matter is one such tool. On Mac OS X its Dock icon looks ugly and the splash screen isn’t any better either. To improve this unbearable ugliness on the Dock, here’s a way to

swap this Eclipse original icon for this Eclipse cobranail icon
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