Total Eclipse IDE of my heart

Eclipse chasers: Top 5 Eclipse IDE posts

Jane Elizabeth
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Hey Eclipse fans! In honor of the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21, we’re taking a look back at some of our top Eclipse IDE posts. So, put on your funky eclipse glasses and come watch with us!

Whether we’re talking about the open source IDE or the astronomical phenomenon, we can’t get enough of Eclipse.  We thought it might be fun to take a look at both, in honor of the total eclipse that will sweep across the continental US on August 21. Whether you’re in the path of totality or not, everyone can agree that the Eclipse IDE is great.

Total Solar Eclipse

Here’s a great Vox explainer about the science behind what people will see:

“On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will go dark for a few minutes in the middle of the day. The temperature will drop, stars will appear, and birds will become confused and start chirping their nighttime songs. And it’s all because of a cosmic coincidence: From the Earth, both the moon and sun will appear to be roughly the same size.

At just 70 miles wide, the path of the totality is narrow. For the rest of the US beyond this slim band, anywhere from 20 to 99 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. But everyone in every state (even Hawaii and Alaska!) who’s awake and outside will get to experience it. You won’t want to miss it.”

Eclipse IDE

1. Eclipse Oxygen is here: What’s new, canceled and renewed

The new season (a.k.a Eclipse Oxygen) is here! We finally know what’s new, what has been canceled and what has been renewed. As of today, the simultaneous release is available for download. Let’s have a look at the new projects, the ones that have been canceled and the changes or improvements you should look forward to.

2. Debugging the Eclipse IDE for Java developers

Debugging is a must-have skill for any Java developer. This article starts with a beginner’s guide to help you with debugging. In the second part of the article, you will find a more advanced guide to debugging and you’ll discover what’s new for debugging in Eclipse Oxygen.

3. Can Eclipse Two dethrone the good old Eclipse IDE?

There is no rest for Eclipse — while most people are still recovering from the obligatory holiday food coma, some are back in business. Doug Schaefer, Eclipse contributor and member of various Eclipse councils and committees, is tirelessly working on Eclipse Two, the real next-generation Eclipse IDE based on Electron.

4. Doclipser or how I’ve put Docker in your favorite IDE

Docker has received a lot of attentions and that’s no surprise that developers want to see it integrated with their development tools. This article is about doclipser, a plugin we have developed at Zenika to add top-notch Docker support in the Eclipse IDE.

5. Using Language Servers to edit code in the Eclipse IDE

Writing in Java but your PHP support has bugs? Eclipse Language Server Protocols are here to help. Learn how the Eclipse IDE is able to consume language servers to provide rich editor features and interact with them without having to learn anything new. In this article, Mickael Istria explains how to make things simpler for developers while keeping things the same for end users with Eclipse LSP4E.

Once upon a time there was light in my life; But now there’s only love in the dark

Nothing I can say, A total eclipse of the heart

Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth is an assistant editor for

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