Half-Blood Programmer

Eclipse

How to Force Eclipse/XMind to Run in English

It is quite convenient that more and more software vendors provide multi-lingual products. However, I don’t think all of them hire good translators. Therefore, in order to understand how to use the tools smartly, I have to pick up English…

Product Review: Pulse Up

I did try Pulse a long time ago, but I was not happy with that. However, after Eclipse 3.4 announcement I tried Pulse again, and the new version, is excellent! I just could believe so many things were changed by…

Cisco Joins Eclipse Foundation

Just saw the news that Cisco has joined Eclipse Foundation. Good news. And it is not surprised to know the day has come. As a Software Developer working in a Cisco company, I just saw an internal tool built with…

Product Review: Eclipse vs. Visual Studio

I subsribed to Slashdot.org last month. Since then I have been enjoying those discussions. What is that latest hot discussion? Check the title and you know it. However, it is hard to compare the two because not so many guys…

Eclipse Download Experience Changes

Maybe third party distributions finally hurt Eclipse Foundation a bit. Now when I try to download latest Eclipse, I find Europa, a bunch of official distribution packages. I find the packages similar to EasyEclipse packages (EasyEclipse has more packages). And I…

Product Review: Teamprise and TFS

Microsoft is going to provide more collaboration utilities for its developers. Yes, at present we see SharePoint, and Team Foundation Server as two key products. I have been using SharePoint for a few months and it serves well. But I…

Trying Eclipse CDT

I have been reading this article from IBM community, ”Migrate Visual Studio C and C++ projects to Eclipse CDT”. Definitely, it is a good introdution to follow. And I have tried it. However, I never wanna use Visual C++ this…