Configuring Hidden, Invisible, or Whitespace Characters in The Eclipse Text Editor

The newer (I am currently using Mars, 4.5.0) versions of Eclipse provide very good tools for configuring the visibility of whitespace characters in code.

To customize your settings go to Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors.

On that page there will be checkbox option next to “Show whitespace characters (configure visibility).

Clicking on the ‘configure visibility’ link will allow you to choose what is shown and the opacity of the whitespace characters, which is a really → Continue reading “Configuring Hidden, Invisible, or Whitespace Characters in The Eclipse Text Editor”

Using the Eclipse Memory Analyzer (MAT) Remotely on Large Heap Dumps

Sometime your java applilcation will fail and generate an enormous heap dump.  One that may be too large to be able to transfer to your local machine and to analyze for lack of RAM, time or both.

One solution is to install the MAT tool on the remote server and generate an HTML output of the analysis to download and view locally.  This saves the headache of attempting to get X Windows installed on the remote machine and get all → Continue reading “Using the Eclipse Memory Analyzer (MAT) Remotely on Large Heap Dumps”