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Eclipse has recently announced the release of Eclipse Juno which brings new features such as Detecting resource leaks for both Java7 and Java6 etc.


Previous Plugins to Install

I firstly install all my plugins from previous eclipse version. The process is quite simple

  • import and install from existing installation
  • refer to old eclipse location
  • Eclipse will show the list of plugins available and then asked for installation
  • After accepting license, installation should complete smoothly.

New Features available

  • Java 7 coding support in an IDE. Since Java 7 contains many new feature including dynamically-typed languages support and other small enhancements from Coin project, eclipse Java development tooling will include support for these features of Java 7.

  • Detecting resource leaks of Closeable/Autocloseable resources. This feature is really cool and it also works with “old code”. The common IO and JDBC resources now implement the relevant interfaces and the warnings are good enough to be shown on these.
    Resource leaks can be occurred in the following situations:
         1. A resource opened but not closed
         2. A resource may not closed on all control flows
         3. A resource may not closed at a method exit point
         4. In a Java 7 program a resource is closed but the code could still be improved by using a try-with-resources statement.
  • The new version include the global search bar that gives user quick access to almost any Eclipse feature.
  • Code Recommenders This is amazing feature that analyzes code of existing applications and extracts common patterns of how other developers have used. It helps deal with the complexity of large APIs using intelligent code completion attribute.

    More examples can be found from below links,

    http://eclipsesource.com/blogs/2012/06/26/code-recommenders-top-eclipse-juno-feature-2/
    http://code-recommenders.blogspot.com/
  • The addition of integrated debugging of JVM-based domain specific languages in the Xtext development framework, The below link provide extensive examples regarding the mentioned feature, http://eclipsesource.com/blogs/2012/06/25/xtext-xtend-top-eclipse-juno-feature-3/
  • Eclipse for Mobile Developers - now developers can use eclipse more easily with a variety of mobile SDKs, including the Google Android SDK

- See more at: http://muhammadkhojaye.blogspot.com/2012/07/eclipse-juno-release-new-features.html 

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