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Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:47 PM

Hi all. What useful add - ons, plug - ins and extensions would you recommend for IDEs, browsers, and other software?

Well, I'm learning how a program works right now and it's a pain in the eyes and hands to search for some string in a project that contains hundreds of files.

I went to the Eclipse Marketplace and got Instasearch. What do you know, it searches in the whole project!

I know how to use some of the search functionality in Eclipse such as ctrl + shift + r and ctrl + shift + t but I can't search for strings. That plug - in did the job for me.

Before anyone posts this, I'll beat you to it:

For Firefox, Firebug.

I have a few questions too:

Do you find plug - ins, add - ons and extensions beneficial to your work? Or would you rather do it the old school way? Why would you and why won't you?

Are these things making us lazier?

You be the judge.

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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 06:57 PM

I like keyboard ahortcuts and rows and rows of menus - remembering where everything is is a good challenge, especially in complex UIs.
but thats just me.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:07 PM

So it enhances your skills somewhat? Is that what you mean? Good point in that. Complex systems and code wouldn't sort themselves out for you, so you need to have good analytical skills.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 17 October 2011 - 12:07 PM, said:

So it enhances your skills somewhat? Is that what you mean? Good point in that. Complex systems and code wouldn't sort themselves out for you, so you need to have good analytical skills.

Preciswly, it is good memory training.
Especially at 13, the sooner i know it all the sooner I'll kniw it for life.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

I wish I was like you when I was just 13. ^^

Anyway so you're complete saying no these stuff? Have you even tried them?
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:45 PM

For Emacs: ido-mode, gist.el, paredit, color-theme-solarized-dark, magit, and a thousand other awesome things.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:27 PM

View PostfromTheSprawl, on 17 October 2011 - 12:07 PM, said:

So it enhances your skills somewhat? Is that what you mean? Good point in that. Complex systems and code wouldn't sort themselves out for you, so you need to have good analytical skills.

Preciswly, it is good memory training.
Especially at 13, the sooner i know it all the sooner I'll kniw it for life.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:53 PM

Eh, dude you already said that. Anyway...

Does anyone know of a good tool for code coverage for Eclipse?

Look at this: Chronon

It's a plugin for Eclipse that debugs even backwards and generates a log of all lines where the program executed. Sad thing is, it's just 30 day trial. Any suggestions?
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:26 AM

View PostRaynes, on 17 October 2011 - 12:45 PM, said:

For Emacs: ido-mode, gist.el, paredit, color-theme-solarized-dark, magit, and a thousand other awesome things.

You know theres built-in Easter Egg games in emacs?
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:13 AM

For VS2010 I recommend to others that your at a minimum install the follow 3 extensions.
Productivity Power Towers for Visual Studion
Power Commands
NuGet Package Manager
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:00 AM

View PostjimmyBo, on 17 October 2011 - 08:26 AM, said:

View PostRaynes, on 17 October 2011 - 12:45 PM, said:

For Emacs: ido-mode, gist.el, paredit, color-theme-solarized-dark, magit, and a thousand other awesome things.

You know theres built-in Easter Egg games in emacs?


Yes. M-x tetris!

Not sure they're easter eggs as much as they are demonstrations of how powerful Emacs's editor is.

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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 17 October 2011 - 05:01 PM

I am envious with this from VS2010:

Intellitrace
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:13 PM

Just found this:

Selenium

It automates browsers. Just like QTP, only not ugly and faster to use! ^^
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

I don't know if you've seen this yet or not: http://marketplace.eclipse.org/ Its the eclipse market place and you'll be able to find all kinds of add ons for eclipse.

Another one I use a lot in fire fox is the web development plugin.
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Re: Plug - in , Add - on, Extend

Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:33 PM

But that's like saying you should try and try until you find one to your liking. Well I get most of my plugins from there anyway. ^^
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