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Eclipse Guide for SE users?
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:52:04 pm »
I've been using SlickEdit since version 6 or 7, currently using version 13. I have previously tried to use Eclipse, but it seemed really clunky, and I never really "got it".
I'm considering Eclipse again (probably with the SE plug-in), as several of the other developers I work with use it. We work in Java, mostly, but also with C/C++, perl, etc.

My question is: Does anyone have a good tutorial or guide that introduces Eclipse from a SlickEdit user's point of view? Or just a good guide in general, I guess...


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Re: Eclipse Guide for SE users?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 06:15:49 pm »
We don't have a guide made for that, Tree...but I think your transition will be pretty smooth if you use our plug-in because your editing experience will be extremely similar to that in SlickEdit.

I found getting used to the running/debugging interfaces in Eclipse to be very easy. 

Workspaces and projects are a bit different, but basically, in Eclipse, projects correspond to directories.  You definitely want to have all your source in a project in your workspace.  Adding files to projects can be a bit clunky...normally you are going to right-click in an explorer view and do some kind of Import.  Oh, and views are like tool windows (or tool bars) in SlickEdit.

There's a lot more to tell, but I would start at for any specific questions you have...a lot of the FAQs are for Eclipse developers, but there are good guides there for users, too.  For example, there's a good CVS guide here for getting up and running with CVS in Eclipse.

Good luck.

- Ryan