Remote projects in Eclipse

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How to create a remote project in Eclipse using Remote Systems Explorer

Remote projects in Eclipse can be a great way of managing websites from thin clients, as well as sites with existing backup processes in place.

To create a remote project use RSE to establish a new connection using one of the available connection types (such as SSH).

Get Started with PHP in Eclipse IDE

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How to configure Eclipse for PHP development.

Eclipse is a powerful IDE supporting many different languages, including PHP. Unfortunately, many Eclipse installations do not provide PHP language support right out of the box—some assembly required. This article will focus on getting Eclipse set-up for PHP development and local debugging.

Push Upstream with EGit and Eclipse Indigo

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Using Eclipse IDE to push files to remote upstream using EGit.

While working through the EGit User Guide I ran into difficulty pushing files upstream using Eclipse Indigo SR1 (build 20110916-0149). The difficulties manifested themselves at first with an auth failed error, which was quickly resolved with a visit to Stack Overflow. But after fixing that problem I began seeing the following error while trying to push to a remote repo:

Cannot get remote repository refs.

ssh:// Passphrase for C:\Users\...\.ssh\id_rsa

Get Sideways with HTML5 in Eclipse

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How to use HTML5 coding syntax with syntax highlighting in Eclipse IDE.

There are few front-end web developers I know who actually use the Eclipse editor for development. Whether it’s the complexity of the IDE or simply resistance to change I cannot say. Working with Eclipse on enterprise apps has some serious advantages when it comes to working in multidisciplinary teams. And wrenching on a UI is no exception.

As of late HTML5 is beginning to bear the shine of a recently waxed Tesla Roadster. It’s hard not to want to jump right in and hit the gas. But wait, the HTML5 spec is still in draft. Is it safe to turn over the ignition? Well, it depends. But here are 5 Reasons Why You Can Use HTML5 Today ( archive).

Last year when Eclipse Helios was released HTML5 didn’t validate within the IDE. But somewhere between that release and the latest Helios service release, support was added for actual *native* HTML5 ( archive) elements in Eclipse, no plugin required! And you don’t need to be running Aptana either. Awesomesauce!

The following instructions will help Eclipse newcomers and experienced client-side developers alike get started, kinda like a big smokey burnout.