Trivial pursuit

How well do you know your Eclipse IDE trivia?

Holger Voormann
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Although the Eclipse IDE for Java seems to be the poster child for the Eclipse Foundation, there’s more to the Eclipse community than that. What better way to revive our pub quiz series than with a test about Eclipse IDE?

It’s time for another pub quiz. Today, we’re testing your knowledge of Eclipse IDE trivia!

Let’s get down to business and test your knowledge of Eclipse IDE trivia!

  1. What is the name of the code completion in Eclipse?

a) Content Assist

b) Quick Access

c) IntelliSense

d) Smart Completion


  1. What happens if you click the run button while pressing Ctrl?

a) All running applications will be terminated.

b) If the last started application is still running, the application will be restarted.

c) If the last started application is still running, the application will be paused.

d) The run configuration dialog will be opened.


  1. What appeared first? What is the correct chronological order?

a) Firefox 1.0, Eclipse 1.0, Facebook

b) Eclipse 1.0, Facebook, Firefox 1.0

c) Facebook, Eclipse 1.0, Firefox 1.0

d) Firefox 1.0, Facebook, Eclipse 1.0


  1. To run the Eclipse Oxygen IDE, Java 8 or higher is required. Which minimum Git version is required to use the Git support in the Eclipse IDE?

a) none

b) 1.5.3

c) 2.1.3

d) 2.13.0


  1. What is the shortcut to open the shortcut preference dialog?

a) Press five or more keys at once

b) Ctrl+K, Ctrl+E, Ctrl+Y

c) Ctrl+Shift+L, Ctrl+Shift+L (hit Ctrl+Shift+L twice)

d) Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S


  1. Where to find plug-ins for the Eclipse IDE?

a) Eclipse Plugin Central (EPIC)

b) Eclipse Marketplace

c) Eclipse Labs

d) Eclipse Catalog (EC)


  1. What company is the very first lead of Eclipse working for today?

a) Apple

b) Microsoft

c) Tesla

d) Uber



  1. a)
  2. d)
    Note: This also works in the run button submenu and right-click menus when choosing a specific launch configuration.
  3. b)
    Note: Eclipse 1.0 was released on November 7, 2001, Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004 and Firefox 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004.
  4. a)
    Note: In the Eclipse IDE, EGit provides Git tooling on top of JGit. Eclipse JGit is a Java implementation of Git which is also used in Netbeans and other Java and Android applications.
  5. c)
    Note: First Ctrl+Shift+L shows the list of currently available shortcuts, second Ctrl+Shift+L opens the “General > Keys” preference page.
  6. b)
    Note: Before the Eclipse Marketplace website was launched at the end of 2009 the Eclipse Plugin Central (EPIC) website listed more than 1100 plug-ins.
  7. b)
    Note: Erich Gamma is the current lead of Microsoft Visual Studio Code.



How well did you do? Do you know your Eclipse IDE trivia?

0-1 correct: You’re just an Eclipse IDE beginner.

2-3 correct: You’re pretty solid in your Eclipse IDE trivia, but you still might need to pay a little more attention to the details.

4-5 correct: Nice! You really know your stuff!

6-7 correct: You are an Eclipse IDE master.

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Holger Voormann

Holger Voormann is a software developer.

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