Puakma: Under the hood

I'm Brendon Upson, jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two. I'm talking about life running a small ISV tackling business issues and leaping technology hurdles in a single bound.

webWise Network Consultants is based in Sydney, Australia and develops the groundbreaking Tornado Server technology.

Getting more productivity from Vortex

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 2007-11-12

As a developer, I'm always looking for ways to remove the drudgery from my every day programming. For a while now I've been thinking about havign a feature in Vortex where you could just double click a commonly used programming directive and have it prefill a code block. For example, a JDBC resultset loop is boring (and time consuming) to code from scratch every time you want to use one.

Enter "snippets". 


The Eclipse platform includes things called "snippets". The idea is you have a list of commonly used items that you can double click to insert at the current cursor position in the editor.

Over the next few weeks I will continue to tweak the snippets to work out what is useful and how to order them. So far the time savings have been pretty good :-)