Github And Eclipse

  1. Github And Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners
  2. Github And Eclipse Integration
  3. Github Plugin For Eclipse
  4. Github Eclipse Pull

Resolving The Problem. Select an alternate Connection protocol from the following options provided by the Eclipse Git Team Provider. Git: The most efficient built-in git protocol, it does not provide authentication and it's typically used for anonymous access to the repository. Eclipse Embedded CDT is an open source project that includes a family of Eclipse plug-ins and tools for multi-platform embedded cross (Arm and RISC-V) development, based on GNU toolchains. The project is now part of the Eclipse Foundation, and is hosted on GitHub.

This tutorial in the context of the Reproducible Research Workshop provides you with the first steps on how to use Git with the Eclipse IDE. Eclipse is heavily used to program in Java, as well as in other languages like C++, and even Python (via PyDev). (The tutorial was originally created on GitHub and hosted here.)

Objectives of this tutorial:

  • Set up and install Eclipse with EGit, and get a GitHub account
  • Clone/fork an existing project from GitHub and import it into Eclipse
  • Commit changes to a file in the GitHub project from Eclipse

Part 1: Installation and setup

To get started you need the following software installed on your computer: Eclipse, and EGit. Additionally you will also need a GitHub account.

  1. Eclipse (Download Eclipse): Download and install Eclipse (if not already installed). The recommended version tested with this tutorial is Eclipse Mars 4.2, Eclipse IDE for Java Developer.
  2. EGit: EGit is a plugin for Eclipse which allows you to interface with Git. Since version control is becoming less and less optional, EGit now comes pre-installed with Eclipse downloads! In case you do have an older version of Eclipse, install EGit as described in Installing EGit in Eclipse.
  3. GitHub account: On GitHub create yourself a free GitHub account. If you are new to Git follow the 15 min TryGit Tutorial to get a quick introduction to Git.
  4. Configure EGit: to use your GitHub username and password.

    1. Click on the ‘Window’ menu bar option, then choose ‘Preferences’.
    2. Type “git” in the search bar, then choose that path ‘Team > Git > Configuration’. Click ‘Add Entry…’.
    3. Enter as the Key, and your GitHub username as the Value, then add another entry with as the Key and your corresponding email as the Value.

Part 2: Create a project with GitHub and Eclipse

There are a few ways you can create a version controlled project to use with Eclipse. We will focus on a very common workflow (and increasingly common as GitHub becomes more ubiquitous): first creating a “remote” repository on GitHub, then importing this repository or “repo” into Eclipse.

1. (Optional) Create a new (public or private) repo on github: This step is optional but a good idea if you are currently working on a project you want to version control. The rest of the tutorial will use an existing repo we created for this tutorial.

Creating your own GitHub repo is simply a matter of filling out one screen. Login to your GitHub account and create a new GitHub repository at this link. Give your new repository a short and memorable name, ideally using lowercase letters only and dashes to separate words, e.g. rr-eclipse-git. Check the option to initialize this repository with a README, and optionally choose a license for your project.

Note: Public repos are always free, and private repos are free when you get a free student account, and otherwise you currently have to pay $7/month to get unlimited private repos. Applying for a free student account is highly recommended! (It will probably take several days before you get your application approved.)

Click the green ‘Create repository’ button to create your repository.
You’ve just created a repo which is ‘hosted’ by GitHub - it’s still only online for now.

2. Clone the repo: To get the contents of a remote repository onto your own computer, i.e. to get a ‘local’ copy, you have to “Clone or download” it. There are a few options here (clone or download? HTTPS or SSH? etc.) but to keep things simple, we will use Clone with HTTPS. We will use the existing tutorial repo for this step, but you could also use your own repo if you created on in Step 1 above.

  1. Go to the repo homepage at (notice the URL pattern for the repo homepage:, where username is the repo creator’s username)
  2. Click the green ‘Clone or download’ button
  3. A menu appears, which should say ‘Clone with HTTPS’; if it instead says ‘Clone with SSH’, click on ‘Use HTTPS’
  4. Click on the copy-to-clipboard button

3. Import the repo into Eclipse: We don’t yet physically have a local copy of the repo, but Eclipse is going to take care of the details for us.

  1. Open Eclipse, with E-Git installed (you will quickly find out if you have an older version without it).
  2. In Eclipse, choose ‘File’ (top left), then ‘Import…’
  3. In the dialog that opens, choose ‘Git > Projects from Git’ and click ‘Next’
  4. Click on ‘Clone URI’, then click ‘Next’
  5. Here’s where some magic happens: on this next screen the details should already be filled out for you, as shown below. Ensure that your GitHub username and password are entered under ‘Authentication’, and click Next.
  6. For the rr-eclipse-git repo, there should only be one branch showing on the next screen, click ‘Next’
  7. Choose a directory where the local copy of the repo should live, and click ‘Next’.
    Tip: On my Windows computer, I have a ‘git’ directory in my home directory, where any git projects go. So with the repo name ‘rr-eclipse-git’, the directory here would be C:Userseachesongitrr-eclipse-git
  8. On the next screen choose ‘Import as general project’, click ‘Next’
  9. On the final screen, keep the default Project name, which should match the repo name (this is really recommended!!), and click ‘Finish’!!

That’s it! The project should now be on your local machine, and visible in Eclipse in the ‘Project Explorer’. If you don’t see this window on the left side, make it visible by clicking on ‘Window > Show View > Project Explorer’.

Part 3: Get to know EGit

In this part, you will become familiar with the EGit windows, how to set them up, and what they are used for.

First of all, make the ‘Git Repositories’ and the ‘Git Staging’ windows visible:

  1. ‘Window > Show View > Other…’
  2. Expand ‘Git’ (click on the little arrow on the left) and choose ‘Git Repositories’ and ‘Git Staging’, then click Ok.
    Tip: A setup I personally like in Eclipse is to have Project Explorer on the left, Git Repositories/Git Staging/Outline on the right (tabbed), the main editor in the middle, and the Console/History/Javadoc/other below the main editor.
    Here is a screenshot of the ‘Git Staging’ window in Eclipse, with the ‘Git Repositories’ window tabbed behind it.

About the Git Repositories window:

  • This window shows a list of versioned controlled repositories that you have imported into Eclipse, or created within Eclipse. Right-clicking on a repository within this window gives you many useful options to manage and work with the repository, like ‘Pull’ to get any news changes from the remote repo into your local copy.
  • Expand a repo by clicking on the little arrow to the left of the yellow reop logo. You can now see ‘Branches’, ‘Remotes’ and more, which you can expand further.

About the Git Staging window:

  • This window is where the EGit magic mainly happens. It helpfully shows the graphical equivalent of what has to be done when interacting with Git on the command line.
  • New or modified files show up in the ‘Unstaged Changes’ area. You may have to press refresh, via F5 or the icon with two little curved yellow arrows.
  • To prepare a commit, files from this ‘Unstaged Changes’ area need to be selected and dragged down to the ‘Staged Changes’ area below (like an ‘add’ command in Git). Once dragged, these files are staged and ready to be committed. The message to describe the commit gets written in the ‘Commit Message’ area, and you commit your changes using one of the buttons at the bottom. ‘Commit and Push’ is what I normally use for solo projects and what we will use in the next part; ‘commit’ means your changes get saved in your local repository and ‘push’ means your changes get sent to the remote repository, i.e. in our case on GitHub where others can see the changes also.

Here is a helpful diagram of the transport model in Git - focus for now on the top commands which are what we see graphical in our staging windows: add, commit, push.

Part 4: Use EGit to track a change


We will now modify an existing file locally, and use the EGit windows to make a ‘Commit and Push’.

  1. In the ‘Git Repositories’ window, right-click on the rr-eclipse-git project and select ‘Pull’. Click ok the status message that appears, telling you whether anything was downloaded from the remote repository to your local machine. This is really important to do because others will be editing this file too during this tutorial, so you want to get the latest version! Make sure you complete steps 2-6 in about a minute after you do the ‘Pull’ to minimize the chance of someone having updated the file exactly between your ‘Pull’ and your ‘Push’.
  2. In the Eclipse ‘Project Explorer’ on the left, expand the rr-eclipse-git project and double-click on the file ‘names.txt’ to open it in the Editor window.
  3. Add your GitHub username to this file on a new line and save the change (e.g. by pressing Ctrl-S).
  4. Now go the the ‘Git Staging’ window discussed above, press Refresh, and drag the ‘names.txt’ file (only this file) from the ‘Unstaged Changes’ area to the ‘Staged Changes’ area.
  5. In the ‘Commit Message’ area, write a short descriptive summary of your changes, like “added GitHub username to list”
  6. Ensure your ‘Author’ and ‘Committer’ fields are filled with your username and e-mail, and click the ‘Commit and Push’ button to get your changes to GitHub!

Hopefully now you get a nice message that everything went well! :D



This tutorial focused on a simple use case where you are not expecting others to be editing the same file at the same time. You can use the workflow above to version control your own project, and also to collaborate with someone on a project. Where this simple workflow is not adequate is when you are collaborating with multiple people at the same time on a project, where they may be changing the same files at the same time as you. Git is built for these more complex situations, through branching and merging, which are beyond the scope of this tutorial, but well integrated into Eclipse and EGit.

Next time someone points you to a GitHub repository for project code and documentation, why not import the project into Eclipse and see if you can follow their instructions and get their code to run?

Useful links

  • EclipseSource EGit tutorial: good tutorial about using EGit
  • Git version control with Eclipse (EGit): a longer tutorial on EGit which documents many more possible workflows
  • GitHub free student account: apply for a free student account at GitHub so that you can also create private repos for free.
  • Git: Basic branching and merging: official Git documentation about branching and merging.

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Funshion Online that let Paul devote some personal research time for Nodeclipse development in 2012-2015.

Funshion Online is company in China (now part of Shanghai Media Group)
serving Video content to 500 000 000+ users and is using Node.js.

2020-10-17 Nodeclipse is to migrate to other host soon as * sites are not available in China without VPN. See/comment in

2019-03-26 Check WWD: Eclipse Wild Web Developer - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, YAML, XML, Node.js..

2019-03-26 name is not usable again this year (3rd time now). Checking most of Eclipse marketplace listings
that they use Comment in

2019-03-26 Have you tried ASCII for UMLing?

2018-03-26 Migrating from
See #221 for details. Sources are of course at

2018-01-11 Nodejs 8 has depricated --debug command option, so debug may not work. The code in question is cmdLine.add('--debug'+brk+'='+nodeDebugPort); Help is needed to try out solution for Nodejs 8 #220 .

2017-11-03 Have you tried BlueSky - new simple and productive Web Development Tools by Mickael Istria. Available on marketplace and soon in Nodeclipse plugin list.

2017-10-31 CSV Edit (with a tiny change) was built and update site is now at
Also installable via on marketplace and in Nodeclipse plugin list.

2017-11-18 Gradle IDE Pack repository (on marketplace) now includes EGradle. And by default when using MPC EGradle Editor for .gradle files is installed. It is superior to Minimalist Gradle Editor developed here 2 years ago.

2017 October headlines and links:
Bash Editor for Eclipse by Albert Tregnaghi is now stable, released as 1.0.
(is listed in Nodeclipse Plugins List )
Eclipse Oxygen New and Noteworthy

2016 November headlines and links:
Video on Youtube 'Eclipse Neon.1' by Holger Voormann, starting at Web/JavaScript improvements and Eclipse Neon New and Noteworthy

Github And Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners

2016-11-1 Eclipse Editors for Polyglot Maven: Atom & Groovy & Minimalist .proto files Editor (for Protocol Buffers and gRPC) are released. As they are coming from one repository, update site is also one

2016-8-22 TypeScript IDE and Angular2 Eclipse 1.0
Angelo Zerr and Pascal Leclercq have just released TypeScript IDE and Angular2 Eclipse 1.0.
Read New-and-Noteworthy-1.0.0 for TypeScript IDE and Angular2 Eclipse. ( It got TypeScript completion, hover, hyperlink, code folding, mark occurrences, find references, outline; Editors for Angular2 and Angular CLI support to name a few. )
Note that Angular v2 itself is not released and is in RC5 status.
Both solutions can be also quickly installed via Nodeclipse Plugins List 2.0.

Github And Eclipse Integration

2016-6-23 Eclipse 4.6 Neon is released and available for download. Here comes again 'Eclipse IDE for JavaScript and Web Developers' package and new 'Eclipse for Android Developers' with Andmore project (ADT continuation). Any bugs report as GitHub issues.
Eclipse Che , coming from online IDE , is now even promoted from download page.

2016-6-xx Joyent (Node.js creator) is acquired by Samsung. Node.js Foundation already has IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, SAP, Yahoo!. yahoo!

2016-6-3 news:
Eclipse Neon will be released in June and will require at least Java 8 to run.
Try out Genuitec JSjet for better ES6 support. (Not FOSS, free for use for 8 days per month).
Webclispe JS Debugger cannot be installed into Nodeclipse. Hopefully this will change with Piotr Tomiak work.
Get Eclipse shortcuts cheatsheets for Mars and Neon.

2016-4-15 Polyglot Maven with YAML IDE Pack.

2016-3-25 We were changing domain registrar migrating from, and they did not allow that. The result was wrong DNS resolution, that was not noticed and understood at once. If you know how to move off hook, please comment at www#72. Thanks to Rachel Berry and Daniel Chapman from GitHub Support for quick and detailed help.

2016-2-29 Gradle Editor now lives at

2015 November headlines.
Node.js Foundation Individual membership is free for contributors, with right to vote for Board of Directors.

2015-11-08 Anide 1.1 with ECMAScript 6 ( aka ES6/EcmaScript 2015 ) support
Angelo Zerr and Pascal Leclercq have just released, AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources.
Available at Anide update site
, main update site and within Enide Studio 2015 marketplace install .
Read New-and-Noteworthy-1.1.0 for and angularjs-eclipse. ( It got ECMAScript 6 support, ES6 features completion, hyperlink. Tern Outline was improved to support ES6 features like ES6 class. Phaser support. Angular Explorer View got Sort action. )
Hint of the day: run node -p process.versions.v8 to learn current V8 version.

2015-11-7 add Mirur Visual Debugger, include the latest JSHint-Eclipse.
Add to update site and Enide 2015 Mirur Visual Debugger.
It works for Java. UPDATE and for JavaScript since Dec 2015.

2015 October headlines.
Node v5 is released, and will be non-LTS version with npm v3 and V8 v4.6.
Red Hat joined Node.js Foundation,
Eclipse Mars.1 is the first to bring new feature with every service release
and JSHint-Eclipse 0.10 with included JSHint 2.9.0.
Nodeclipse packages (update-site zip archive and stand-alone IDE distributions) downloads from SourceForge surpass 100K.

2015-9-25 Nodeclipse 1.0.2 fix for #198. If you got 1.0.1 and doing Node.js development update to 1.0.2 or set Preference 'pass all environment variables of Eclipse to launched Node.js app'.

2015-9-24 Nodeclipse 1.0.1 'are we ready for ES6?'
Enide, Nodeclipse version 1.0.1 are released.
This train also comes with Markdown Editor 1.2 and EditBox 0.70.
Update site is

Also available in
(faster, but without future updates).
There is also update site .zip archive on SourceForge.
See history for details.

2015-9-17 Node.js v4.1 For 4.x there is Breaking changes and current bugs.

2015-9-10 StrongLoop has been acquired by IBM.

2015-9-8 Node.js v4.0. Quote: 'Node.js v4.0.0 contains V8 v4.5, the same version of V8 shipping with the Chrome web browser today. New ES6 features are enabled by default.' Node.js Foundation feels like Eclipse Foundation with IBM and Microsoft as platinum members. To be voting member it should be a company paying at least $50K annually (as on presentation, slide 12). Is this the official end to smaller companies playing Node.js business games?


2015-9-1 Anide 1.0
Angelo Zerr and Pascal Leclercq have just released, AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources.
Available at Anide update site
, main update site and within Enide Studio 2014 marketplace install.
Read New-and-Noteworthy-1.0.0 for and angularjs-eclipse. ( It got ECMAScript 6 (Promise), better Node and RequireJS, JSDoc, Delite, Tern Explorer View, Tern Hyperlink inside HTML, Browser Extension for HTML elements ids, CSS Selectors to name a few. )

2015-9-1 EcmaScript 6 support is coming, speed it up by thanking Marijn Haverbeke for his long continuous work on ternjs (GitHub) and donating a coffee cup or beer Bounty to him. @Marijn, I hope the project will get a way for saying thanks and donate in open way. Just having ES6 features bounty open would do that.
P.S. Marijn Haverbeke is asking for monthly payment via

2015-8-18 Nodeclipse EditBox 0.70.0 released.
Before Nodeclipse 0.18 train release it is available only from

2015-07-07 Enide 2015-7
Enide 2015 is package distribution based on Eclipse 4.5 Mars with plugins for Java and JavaScript: Maven, Gradle, AngularJS, Node.js. All we have, all we know. see also Enide 2015-7
for win32 win64 MacOS X Linux
See all SourceForge downloads. served.
If you want an existing plugin to be added to the next version, raise issue at HELP IS NEEDED with artworks and logos for Enide 2015 and AjsIDE.

Github Plugin For Eclipse

2015-6-18 AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.10.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Anide update site
, main update site and within Enide Studio 2014 marketplace install.
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.10.0 for and eclipse-wtp-webresources closed issues. ( It got runtime-generated completion & hover icons, multi types support; new support for Bootstrap, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, QUnit, Google Charts, three.js, Chrome Extension API, Appcelerator Titanium (basic) and improvements for JSDoc, YUI & AlloyUI, Dojo 1.10. )

2015-4-18 AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.9.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
main update site and within Enide Studio 2014 marketplace install.
Just read New-and-Noteworthy-0.9.0 for only. (It got Async tern completion, WTP Tern Validator, Grunt & Gulp support, YUI / AlloyUI Improvement and Google Maps Improvement.)

2015-03-20 Nodeclipse CoffeeScript Viewer (mp) was missing on main update site. Thanks to raised question on it is now restored under
to included recommended Nodeclispe EditBox.

2015-03-19 Enide Studio 2014.17 update 2 for Windows x64mp is update of Eclipse package distribution taking Eclipse IDE for Java Developers Luna SR2 with the latest AngularJS, TernIDE and TCF Terminals included.
Get Enide Studio 2014.17-u2 for Windows x64
For other OSes recommended install/update via drag-and-drop of install button on Eclipse main toolbar.

2015-02-25 Nodeclipse Updates p2 repository is updated to included the latest TCF Terminals. New: - Open Terminal or Git Bash by wright-clicking folder in Project Explorer and selecting 'Show in' menu. Enide Studio 2014 is the most featureful distribution where AngularJS, TernIDE and TCF Terminals are already included. Recommended install/update is via drag-and-drop of install button on Eclipse main toolbar.

2015-1-28 AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.8.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.8.0 for and angularjs-eclipse. (It got ECMAScript 6, Jasmine, Protractor, snabbt.js support and more.)

2015-1-26 Markdown Editor 1.2 released.
Before Nodeclipse 0.18 release it is available only from

2014-12-04 AngularJS Eclipse, Eclipse WTP WebResources and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.7.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.7.0 for and angularjs-eclipse. (It got Node.js Express, Node.js MongoDB Native, Node.js Mongoose and tabris.js support.) With this release Eclipse WTP WebResources is also included into Anide Update site.

Nodeclipse, Enide.p2f and Enide Studio 2014 marketplace entries updated to include Tern support.
See history for details.

2014-10-11 Enide Studio 2014.17 for Windows64 released
Get it from SourceForge.
Read README_2014.17.
If I had notebook with Linux/OS X, there could be such package as well.

2014-10-10 Enide Studio 2014 to be the most featureful distribution with AngularJS, TernIDE and TCF Terminals included. Recommended install via drag-and-drop of install button on Eclipse main toolbar.

2014-10-04 AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.6.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.6.0.

2014-09-26 0.17 'Express 4.x and TernIDE support' release
Enide, Nodeclipse version 0.17 are released. Update site is

Also available in
(faster, but without future updates). There is also update site .zip archive on SourceForge.
See history for details.

2014-09-01 AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.5.0 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Look at sources and wiki: AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE .
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.5.0.

AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.4.0 are released. Markeedragon eve.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Look at sources and wiki: AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE .
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.4.0.

2014-06-26 AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.3 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Both AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE projects have great wikis.
Read New-and-Noteworthy-0.3.0.

2014-06-09 0.16 'ECT' release
Enide, Nodeclipse version 0.16 are released. Update site is

Also available in
(faster, but without future updates). There is also update site .zip archive on SourceForge.
A few minor fixes and Eclipse Color Theme (ECT) that now supports everything, see history.

2014-05-30 AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE 0.2 are released.
Named together as Anide and available at Update site
Both AngularJS Eclipse and Tern Eclipse IDE projects have great wikis.

2014-05-12 The most popular?
Or what is calculation for, but it is definitely not download numbers.
Recently I (Paul Verest) looked closer at Eclipse Color Theme plugin (ECT) that in #3 on Eclipse marketplace, and is not backed by any company or commercial interests. And what could I see? Users issues are not commented, merged changes are not released for 2-3 months. When I got inspiration (after Teoh Han Hui support of Gradle Editor in Moonrise UI theme, see history) to update ECT with support for Gradle Editor and Chromium Debugger JS Editor, I released newer ECT version the same day. And the decision was right. The pull request is not yet merged, while you can use ECT 0.14 already.
Have you noticed many I? That is considered not good manner, but the fact is since 0.6 I have been pushing this project along one person. And got feeling to my bones what is feels to make Nodeclispe, to connect Node.js and Java worlds, something that neither Java big companies, nor Joyent or StrongLoop would fancy. Companies prefers to have tools done on their stack.
I am looking for ways to make it possibly to spend more time for the project, but that would require some commercial backing. Otherwise the porject would just go slowly, when I or other developers have time.

2014-04-30 0.15.1 'Gradley'
Enide, Nodeclipse version 0.15 are released. Update site is

Also available in
(faster, but without future updates) and enide-repository . There is also update site .zip archive on SourceForge.
This release is mostly about Gradle. Now you can use TODOs in your code, and they will be shown in Tasks without TODOs in used modules. Also there are now color preferences for 3 Editors. See history for more.
Wanna ask?

2014-04-29 Node.js support in IBM and CloudFoundry
IBM has recently released beta of BlueMix for Eclipse That has Node.js support. While Pivotal CloudFoundry had Node.js support for long time.

2014-04-28 0.15 'Gradley'
Enide, Nodeclipse version 0.15 betta are released. Update site is

see history.

2014-04-22 What is Nodeclipse?
What is Nodeclipse for you? Edit wikipedia article.

2014-04-20 More than 500 000
More than 500 000 files per month are served with BinTray service for our update site.

2014-03-31 0.12 'Android friendly color'
Enide, Nodeclipse version 0.12 are released. Update site is

Also available in
(faster, but without future updates) and enide-repository . There is also update site .zip archive on SourceForge.
Gradle (Eclipse plugin) can now be used to deploy .apk into Android Virtual Device AVD;
more and more help coming from friendly Nodeclipse users, see PR#136;
and we include plugins to colorize our developer lives.
See all details at
Android, friends, colors.. how to say it in one word? Well, Android is also using green color, but as you see it is much more than just about one shared color.
Wanna ask?

2014-03-27 Nashorn debugging & Avatar.js
Thanks to Jim Laskey for referencing Nodeclipse as possible place, where Nashorn debugging with Eclipse can be made, but we do need help on that from Eclipse & Oracle.
And from that post I myself have learned that Node.js port to JVM is finally open-sourced as Avatar.js.

2014-03-26 remember the Sun
More Duke images
Cute, isn't it?
Node.js does not have yet mascot. Propose one.

2014-03-25 EditBox plugin
Just by chance discovered EditBox plugin
See also Nodeclipse EditBox
Please do raise an issue if you know other diamonds in rough.


2014-03-25 Nodeclipse CoffeeScript Editor 0.4.0-201403250304 released
Update repository
0.4.0 has Merged Pull Request #23 from Matt Tucker 'When indenting, respect Eclipse editor preferences for tabs/spaces'. CoffeeScript Editor has issue #19 that appeared since Eclipse 4.3.1, and makes it unusable because of poping dialog when editing. You need Eclipse 4.3.0 to use, e.g. Enide Studio 0.5.x.
For the project to revive, XText technology knowledge is needed.

2014-03-25 Nodeclipse 0.12 prerelease
Nodeclipse 0.12 is feature complete. And it will be released in a week as expected.
Following update repository can be used to get it before the release date.
Known issue: repository includes Eclipse plugin for LESS that can't be installed.

Github Eclipse Pull

2014-03-24 IBM Acquires Cloudant
IBM Acquires Cloudant (Company behind CouchDB). And CouchDB is database that is used by npm registry. Note that Red Hat and EMC have invested in MongoDB. Pivotal (EMC related) is nurturing Redis.

2014-03-24 Ansi Console
Thanks to John McCarthy for pointing to Ansi Console plugin .
Update site:
Sources at

2014-03-20 AnIDE is coming.
AnIDE is coming, and it is not about Android (though v0.12 of Gradle(Enide) plugin can be used to deploy Android apk to Android Virtual Device), but more about AngularJS.
Angelo Zerr has contacted me through #119 and this way I discovered that there is AngularJS-eclipse plugin being developed by him and Pascal Leclercq.
They are also working on a Java wrapper for tern.js - a stand-alone code-analysis engine for JavaScript written in Javascript. When tern.js is running using Node.js, it is much faster than using Rhino. And it also can improve code assist for Node.js and jQuery.
Hopefully angularjs-eclipse will be released within month #32.
Name discusson is at #36.

2014-02-28 Enide Studio 2014 0.11-preview
Enide Studio 2014 is preview release based on Eclipse 4.4M4. While I use it myself daily since January 2014, some bugs in Eclipse newer features are possible. Nodeclipse and Enide plugins are of the same released versions.
The intention is to let you try this Eclipse package (that has a lot of improvements) without separate step of installing needed plugins.
Downloads are from SourceForge: win32, win64 and MacOS X cocoa x86_64.
getEnide Studio 2014.17-u2 for Windows x64
get and update older (0.11-preview, no longer recommended) win32win64MacOS XLinux
See allSourceForge downloads.
For this preview release you are expected to give notice of anything not good that you notice, and share ideas throught GitHub issues.
UPDATE: There seems to be a problem with download from '0.11-preview' folder in some locations. Please raise an issue.

2014-02-25 0.11 'Do It Yourself'
Enide, Nodeclipse and Nodeclipse CLI version 0.11 are released. New update site is old

Also available in
and enide-repository . There is also update site archive on SourceForge.
#81, #92, #120 are resolved. Check What's new to learn more.
Make your own Eclipse! Start from folder with older Eclipse, then with Nodeclipse CLI (npm i nodeclipse -g) specify new folder to put Eclipse in:
nodeclipse new from luna to your/destination/folder
This can take a while. Then when Noclipse CLI Installer finished, cd to folder and run Eclipse:
cd your/destination/folder eclipse
You can continue installing plugins. (Even if Eclipse is running, but you will need to restart afterwards):
nodeclipse install egit nodeclipse install markdown gfm startexplorer jshint
Note that installing this way plugin with dependencies (e.g. Nodeclipse plugin) is not yet possible, so use GUI. Wanna ask?

2014-02-15 Host npm registry in your LAN!
As you may know (even if you missed) there were disruptions of npm registry service in November. That created series of events:
There was campaign that collected 326 000 dollars (mostly from companies) and turned out to be associated with Nodejitsu.
And Isaac Z. Schlueter (author of npm and registry) leaving node team lead role and creating 'npm, Inc.', that just got $2.6M of funding.
The free services will stay free and there will be some new paid services.
For that Nodeclipse can also give opportunity to cache npm modules in LAN server with npm-proxy. Questions, ideas for npm-proxy are only through issue tracker of Nodeclipse/npm-proxy repository.

2014-01-27 ten
Enide & Nodeclipse version 0.10.0 are released. New update site is

or use Enide repository . There is also update site archive on SourceForge.
Checking What's new is necessary.

2014-01-26 Nodeclipse CLI
Nodeclipse CLI 0.10.0 is published with npm registry. Install it with
$ npm install -g nodeclipse
Now create new project in any way, then
$ nodeclipse -p
to make the project ready for import via File -> Import -> General / Existing Projects into Workspace.
CLI util also allows to create new Node.js projects like
$ nodeclipse -c project1 -u hellow-world
. And that is great because it uses the same templates as Nodeclipse plugin. So if you have an idea for new wizard, propose your additions with pull request as new_folder, then it will be immediately available as
$ nodeclipse -c new_project1 -u new_folder
, and after a while as Wizard option in Eclipse/Enide.
Check README for what's new.

2014-01-21 Enide repository
Finally found a way to have constant update site URL for all Nodeclipse versions, the tech is called Eclipse p2 composite repository. Use Enide repository to get Nodeclipse and other plugins from one URL: . Make your own and propose adding your favourite plugin: just create issue or pull request for Enide repository. Please leave a star on GitHub.

2014-01-09 GFMV 1.8.1
Finally GFMV#47 with GitHub Flavored Markdown Viewer plugin 1.8 ( Update p2 repository: ) you are able to right-click node_modules folder Generate Markdown Preview and after that open any .md file with Show in GFM View instantly, any time, even when offline, and it will look exactly like on GitHub. ( HTMLs are saved into .*.md.html filenames. They will not be committed when project's .gitignore file has .*.md.html. The .* files are hidden in Eclipse by default, but see 'No miracles, just files' below. )

See all previous news at one page.

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  • 08 Dec 2014 » Is Node.JS Taking Over the Enterprise?
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If you have not installed Node.js yet, please install it first.
Then, please install Nodeclipse CLI and Express as follows.
$npm install -g nodeclipse

$npm install -g express

Drag and drop into a running Eclipse to install Nodeclipse.
Or use update site:

Check download page for more details.


See /features page.


See 1366x768 introduction video at /video page or see lower resolution on Youtube. Read also Hints and Online Help. Online Help is also shipped as built-in help that is accessible by F1

See /usage page.

Browse existing questions on StackOverflow, as we do. feed

  • How do I? -- 1) F1/Help -> Help Contens -> Nodeclipse Help , 2) Online Help or 3) StackOverflow! *1
    *1 Don't forget to add `nodeclipse` tag.
  • I got this error, why? -- StackOverflow! *1
  • I got this error and I'm sure it's a bug -- raise an issue!
  • Try starting discussion at Nodeclipse forum(Mailing list)

Should you report a bug, please include the following:

  1. Nodeclipse version number (like 0.4 or 0.8)
  2. Eclipse version number (like 4.3.1 Kepler or 4.4.0)
  3. Eclipse distribution (e.g. Enide Studio 2014, Eclipse SDK, Eclipse for JEE Developers)
  4. A detailed description of the steps necessary to reproduce the problem.
  5. Screenshot and stack trace, that you can get from Eclipse Error Log View (Window -> Show View ..) or from '.log' file from the directory '.metadata' in your workspace.
  6. See example issue #78

You can also clone the nodeclipse-1 project with git and prepare for import as General project by running:

$ git clone git://

$ cd nodeclipse-1

$ nodeclipse -g

Play with code

  1. Select project folder, e.g. org.nodeclipse.enide.editors.jade or org.nodeclipse.enide.gradle
  2. Ctrl+Alt+C (or StartExplorer Copy Resource Path to ClipBoard)
  3. File -> Import -> Existing Project into Workspace
  4. Ctr+V into directory
  5. open `plugins.xml`
  6. click `Launch an Eclipse application in Debug mode`
  7. Now you can change code and instantly see how IDE behaves now in second Eclipse

Then build all with

$ mvn package

First time maven needs download all plugins and used packages. Check README.


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