The basic tool in any Java developers toolbox. The IDE to use.
- Beyond Compare
This is the best comparison tool that I have ever used. There are some open source comparison tools, but they do not match up against Beyond Compare. I think that Beyond Compare is worth every penny.
FindBugs is used for finding bugs or potential bugs in your Java code. I use the plug-in version in Eclipse and use it from Maven as well.
An Open Source Java ME emulator. Lets you test your Java ME applications. The drawback is that some JSRs are not implemented yet. Most notably is JSR-205 and JSR-211.
- Virtual Box
This lets me run Ubuntu Linux inside Windows Vista. No more dual boot configurations.
Lets you use Subversion inside Eclipse. The Subversive plug-in is a better tool, but the Subclipse tool works better with the Maven plug-in-
- Tortoise SVN
Whenver you are in the Windows file explorer it is nice to have access to Subversion. I have set it to use Beyond Compare when doing file comparison.
I did not really like Maven from the beginning. At the time I was a big fan of Ant. Maven contains some functionality that is not available in Ant, such site generation. I
- Eclipse Maven plug-in
The name speaks for itself, it gives the ability to run Maven from Eclipse. There is also the pom and Doxia editors that are really good.
- Eclipse MTJ plug-in
The Mobile Tools for Java lets you perform the necessary Java ME tasks.
This it is. Do you think that I have missed some tool? Is something on the list that in your opinion that should not be there? Looking forward to her