Friday, February 04, 2011

Eclipse makes refactoring fun.

"Well, duh" you say.

For seasoned developers and code gurus, you already know that. But for server guys like myself, the thought of a major refactoring of code -- especially code not authored by self -- leads to nightmares.

I spent the last few days getting intimate with Eclipse Helios and the PDT working on bug 303756. To my own surprise, I am progressing remarkably well thanks to Eclipse's navigation tools, content assist, and the little things like CTRL+SPACE.