Force eclipse to open xml when editing maven pom

Have you ever been annoyed by the fact that every time you try to edit maven pom in eclipse, it opens a GUI window? Not only the GUI is not much ussefull, but also it slows the loading of the pom quite a bit. Luckily it can be turned off.

Hint found here. Go to¬†preferences > Maven > User Interface there is a check box for “Open XML page in the POM editor by default”. Uncheck it.

Eclipse key bindings

First thing first … Eclipse key shortcuts setup. You can not work with Eclipse effectively unless you know and use them. So To remap/investigate key bindings go to Window > Preferences > General > Keys. Remember, you need to first click unbind command before setting new key!! Otherwise your changes will be ignored. If there is a conflict, it will be shown in Conflict window. So here is my essential list of shortcuts:

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WordPress installation and setup

Finally kicked myself to set up my new website. I have a need to write. What about? Mostly about software development. Have just started in an unnamed company working with Java, J2EE, Weblogic, Maven, Oracle and all that jazz. The J2EE world seems very confusing to me. So many things are hidden behind annotations, conventions or just pure bullshit. So I’m experiencing lots of “heureka” moments which I would love to share.

So the wordpress is up and running. Theme istalled (used stardust) theme, image upload is working. Had to bypass the safe-mode on my hosting. Done that by defining the temp directory in wp-config.php (see below) and creating the wp-tmp dir with correct rights.

if ( !defined('WP_TEMP_DIR') )
  define('WP_TEMP_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-tmp/');

Next I had to install code highlighter plugin. Result is seen in prev snippet :). It can be downloaded from here.

Thats it. Now to actually write something useful.