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The Ctrlflow blog covers insights about Automated Error Reporting & Code Search for Java in Eclipse, including exception handling, code snippets, bug tracking, etc.


Shape Code Recommenders’ Roadmap for 2018!

Oxygen has been released a few weeks ago. After taking a short summer break, we are starting to think about future directions for Eclipse Code Recommenders. There are a couple of ideas we’ve mulled over for months already. For this post, I selected two of them because (i) I am very excited about both and (ii) I can’t decide which one to [...]

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Announcing Availability of Free Error Reporting Service for Eclipse Plugin Developers

What annoys software developers most? Probably when the tools they use Just Don’t Work. And it doesn’t matter what kind of software it is; or whether it’s open-source, or commercial. If it fails, it sucks. Users don’t show mercy. The same holds for the Eclipse IDE. In recent years, many users complained that Eclipse was way too buggy and [...]

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First Steps with Code Search

To get started with Ctrlflow Code Search Professional, you will need to create a search index. Once you start code search, Code Search will keep the index up-to-date, which allows it to find code snippets almost instantly. Like the Eclipse Java Development Tools, Code Search can search for occurrences of types, fields, and methods (only [...]

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Code Snippets à la carte: Catalogs

Code snippets are one of the best tools when learning a new API. In particular when the API’s documentation is lacking (which it all too often is), access to example code is key to getting up to speed. This is where Ctrlflow Code Search Professional’s catalogs come in: They give you instant access to valuable code snippets for many [...]

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More With Less: Aggregating Search Results

As highlighted in an earlier post, Ctrlflow Code Search Professional allows you to search for code snippets. Hence, it can immediately answer complex questions like “How to use a GridDataFactory:” At a single glance, the above search results give you a lot of information: There are two methods fillDefaults() and swtDefaults(), which [...]

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