MyEclipse Usability Suggestions

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We’re focusing on making MyEclipse awesome with new emerging technologies, amongst other cool new features. We’d like your help to hear what YOU want to see. Vote for your favorites or add your own suggestion!

  1. Support Remote deployment and control of a GlassFish 4 Application Server

    It is not possible in the current MyEclipse Blue version 12.0.0.0 to remotely deploy, source level debug, or stop and start a network instance of a GlassFish 4 service, (like you can with WebSphere) and we would very much like to see this added as a feature set.

    4 votes
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  2. JSP mark occurrences

    MyEclipse JSP editor does not highlight matching variables

    11 votes
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  3. control shift S should save all items, it does save all items but then it jumps to another source code tab. Highly annoying

    control shift S should save all items, it does save all items but then it jumps to another source code tab. Highly annoying

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  4. 4 votes
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  5. More usable Maven and Git integrations. The configuraton for both is in multiple places and it's very difficult to match up to a project.

    Configuring a Maven project via POM, project properties, preferences, archetype XM in metadataL, etc. gets very difficult to match to an already extant Maven project. A good, usable and complete Maven project settings which includes lifecycle mappings would help a lot.

    5 votes
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  6. edit and refact js better

    edit and refact js better

    11 votes
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  7. 8 votes
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  8. Allow the change of Project Facets

    Whenever you set your project to a certain version of a facet, MyEclipse should be able to allow you to change the version. Example. (Changing from JSF 2.0 to 2.2 facet.)

    It should give you all the problems your project may have after you change so you can upgrade projects quickly.

    9 votes
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  9. format html/jsp/js better

    format html/jsp/js better

    30 votes
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  10. The .metadata folder can reach titanic proportions

    The .metadata folder for a moderately sized maven projects can reach almost 2GB, probably more for large projects. On a PC with a SSD and limited HDD Space that is outragous. It would be nice if that folder could be made smaller (Also a UI option to cleanup the cached files could be helpful.)

    2 votes
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  11. MyEclipse Servers Enhancement

    A common painful task is creating multiple named instances of the same server. I just did this for MyEclipse 2014 where I needed a WebTier instance of Tomcat and a MidTier instance, each listening on their own ports. The current MyEclipse plugin does not support this but it can be done through the Run Configuration. Actually, once I figured it out it was not to difficult but I'm sure I will have forgotten it by the time I upgrade to the next release

    8 votes
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    Jim, though we haven’t touched this feature in ages – we’ve reworked our sever support in MyEclipse 2015. Doing what you describe should now be a lot more straightforward as we support multiple connectors to the same server without the need for run configurations.

    The first release in our MyEclipse 2015 CI stream is here: http://genuitec.com/t/u/me2015dl
    Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

  12. UML module supporting or tolerating Java annotations

    Round-trip Java / UML techniques are quite useful in agile projects, and basic Java beans generally work quite well - but as soon as we start using Java annotations, things get dropped / missed / messed up and must be reconciled manually.

    4 votes
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  13. Better monitoring of Java heap

    Although the list of running threads within a Remote Java Application in the Debug panel is great, it would be nice to allow for easier labeling of the threads from within code, memory utilization and overall better visualization in real time.

    19 votes
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  14. Keep "Exclude from validation" after project clean

    Being able to select a folder, right click and select exclude from options is a great feature. It would be great for it to remain in force a project clean. After a clean, in order to make it take affect again, one needs to uncheck it and then check it again. I think this is also a problem after closing a project and reopening it.

    7 votes
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  15. Have an ability to set the default editor for JSF as the MyEclipse JSP Editor

    I would like the default editor for JSF pages be the MyEclipse JSF Editor. I find the current visual edtior to be slow and does not provide additional useful content.

    9 votes
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  16. Markdown editor support

    Provide a WYSIWIG edtior for the Markdown format. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

    11 votes
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  17. refactoring improvements

    a) generate class (immutable w/constructor or mutable bean) from java interface

    b) generate java interface file when methods of the class marked "final"

    c) keyboard shortcuts for all source and refactoring commands, not just some of them

    10 votes
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  18. Quick / easy template modification

    Provide a view that allows templates to be changed or created by highlighting the desired text, right click and create template. Then be able to add options for prompting of values. See http://docs.activestate.com/komodo/8.0/snippets.html. Komodo's model for managing snippets is awesome and the [[%ask:Name:default]] ability makes for huge productivity gains. Being able to put templates into folders within the view would help immensely (again, see Komodo) and assigning icons makes it easy to find the right ones more quickly.

    5 votes
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  19. mongo support

    + design view
    + mongo shell integration
    + mongod log tailing

    10 votes
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  20. Gradle Support

    Create or find a plugin that supports Gradle natively like Subclipse does for Subversion. IntelliJ supports this now natively and I believe it's becoming a large market.

    19 votes
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