Java is open-source, fortunately. Accessing its source code is, unfortunately, not so intuitive on Mac OS X Lion when using Eclipse. This article will guide you through the steps required to be able to view Java’s source code in Eclipse.
This is just a note to my self of what Eclipse plugins I’ll use. This list may, however, also be useful to you.
- Subclipse: Subversion support
- MercurialEclipse: Mercurial support
- ExploreFS: This plugin allows you to open a file in Windows Explorer/Finder through the context menu.
- CheckStyle: This plugins allows you define more precise rules for your code style. If a rule is violated, a warning is issued.
TestNG: Unit testing framework (much like JUnit)
To see what plugins have already been installed, go to Help –> Install new software… and click on What is already installed? at the bottom of the dialog.