I know, I know, I'm the n'th guy with a list about Eclipse plugins. But blogging about installing Eclipse plugins can't really go without a list of the plugins I actually use, and can't live without. Besides, if no one cares, I still have a good reference list when configuring a new workstation :).
Since I use Spring a lot, it's nice to have some support for it. Especially when editing the XML files with my beans.
2. JBoss Tools
I use it mainly for Hibernate support, but the RichFaces and Seam support are also welcome. JBoss descripbes it's Hibernate support as:
Supporting mapping files, annotations and JPA with reverse engineering, code completion, project wizards, refactoring, interactive HQL/JPA-QL/Criteria execution and more.In short a merger of Hibernate Tools and Exadel ORM features.
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I doubted a bit about putting this on my list. I actually prefer doing my Subversion administration with TortoiseSVN and even commandline. So why did I put this plugin on my list? I do like to see the history and the status of my source fields in my IDE. And I've come to realize that's someting I don't want to miss, and thus making it to my list.
5. PHP Development Tools
Or short, PDT. Well, I mentioned my programming in PHP, and using PDT I can still use Eclipse. It might not be interesting for the Java developers out there, but still worth mentioning when you need to do some PHP work.
What about you?
I know this is a very subjective topic, but everyone has some favorite plugins. So let me know what plugins you really like, and recommend me using, because tools are meant to make our lives easier, and I am always looking for ways to accomplish that.