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Essential Eclipse Plugins

There are quite a lot of Eclipse plugins that I used and have posted here before.

Besides those I have talked about and those provided by Eclipse, here are a list of other plugins that I used

amateraside provides the following plugins

  • EclipseHTMLEditor is an Eclipse Plugin for HTML / JSP / XML /CSS editing. It requires GEF. And it is a core component of StrutsIDE and FacesIDE.
  • StrutsIDE is an Eclipse Plugin for Struts based web application development. It requres GEF and EclipseHTMLEditor.
  • FacesIDE is an Eclipse Plugin for JSF based web application development. It requres GEF and EclipseHTMLEditor.
  • AmaterasUML is an Eclipse Plugin for draw UML diagrams. Now, it supports the class diagram and the sequence diagram. And it has also some features for Java development such as importing and exporting with Java source codes.
  • AmaterasERD is an Eclipse plug-in to draw ER diagram.

Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher plugin

  • Starting and stopping Tomcat 4.x, 5.x and 6.x
  • Registering Tomcat process to Eclipse debugger
  • Creating a WAR project (wizard can update server.xml file)
  • Adding Java Projects to Tomcat classpath
  • Setting Tomcat JVM parameters, classpath and bootclasspath
  • Exporting a Tomcat project to a WAR File


Eclipse Jetty Launcher

  • Run and Debug Java Web applications directly within the Eclipse workbench (without the need to export a war file).
  • Get apps running quickly using built in configuration options; or
  • Retain complete control of your Jetty environment by using Jetty XML configurations
  • Support includes Jetty 5 and JettyPlus
  • Optional 3rd Party plug-in intergration makes it easy to profile your web applications (see documentation).

Weblogic Server Plugin for Eclipse

JBoss IDE with AOP and EJB3 

  • EJB 3.0 Project Wizard.
  • Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) Tools.
  • Wizards to ease and simplify J2EE development
  • Integrated debugging, monitoring, and lifecycle control of JBoss servers.
  • JSP, HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript editors with syntax highlighting.
  • Easy configuration and deployment of package archives.

Hibernate Tools for Eclipse – This one requires no explanation.


EclipseNSIS is a plugin for the Eclipse platform which enables editing, compiling and testing Nullsoft Installer (NSIS) scripts. The EclipseNSIS InstallOptions Editor plugin is an add-on to EclipseNSIS which enables editing of InstallOptions scripts.


The Fat Jar Eclipse Plug-In is a Deployment-Tool which deploys an Eclipse java-project into one executable jar.


EclipseME is an Eclipse plugin to help develop J2ME MIDlets. EclipseME does the “grunt work” of connecting Wireless Toolkits to the Eclipse development environment, allowing you to focus on developing your application, rather than worrying about the special needs of J2ME development.


Solex is a free open source Web application testing tool built as a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE. It provides functions to record a client session, adjust it according to various parameters and replay it later typically in order to ensure non regression of the application’s behaviour

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