Here’s a blatant repost of How to make Clover ignore private constructors by Alex Ruiz.

I was actually looking for a regular expression matching private constructors so that I could make Clover ignore these in the Eclipse plugin. His post is about how to configure Clover in Maven however, here’s how you configure the Eclipse plugin.

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Imagine you are dealing with multiple workspaces, which for example can be expected if you split up a code base in several Eclipse projects and you are working on several releases at once. Now wouldn’t it be handy if Eclipse would tell you which workspace is active?

There are two ways.

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Today I was trying to figure out how to exclude certain resources/classes from the war that was being deployed to my embedded server in Eclipse. I couldn’t find out how to do this in the Eclipse settings file.

Apparently, it has nothing to do with the source folder you see in the Project Explorer view, or the export settings in the Buildpath dialogs: instead you need to edit the Eclipse settings file “project-war.settingsorg.eclipse.wst.common.component” (viewable in the Navigator view) and modify the deployed source folders in there. Changes there do *not* reflect in the Project explorer (at least not with my version of Eclipse, Galileo). I’ve removed the test sourcefolder from there and everything was honky dory.

Eclipse has the annoying little problem where Eclipse will copy .svn folders to the target/classes output folder and then complain about duplicate resources. After wading through some vague solutions, here’s a clear and simple post I found to solve this annoyance.

Make Eclipse ignore .svn directories

Window -> Preferences…, Java -> Compiler -> Building. Under “Output folder” add “, .svn/” to “Filtered Resources” (so that you get “*.launch, .svn/”).

It still works like a charm. Thanks Brian.

Here’s a quick tip I found very useful in Windows, involving Eclipse template system and the @Author annotation.

Say you are working under some kind of account, for example some assigned number combination which you use to log into Windows or something. Mine recently was AA170738. Now say you are editing Java classes in Eclipse and generating comments with Eclipse. You might end up with something like this:

I Found this very annoying since it happened to me for every class I introduced and templates are supposed to save time. You could ofcourse turn it off entirely, Preferences->Java->Editor->Templates->uncheck @author, but I just wanted it fixed the right way.

Turns out Eclipse simply reads out the Java system property All we need to do then is boot Eclipse with an explicit system property. Like so…

eclipse.exe -vmargs”John Doe”

Just change that in your shortcut and you’re set.