Some tips and tricks to speedup Eclipse IDE, or at least slim it.
These may be useful when you have hundreds of Eclipse projects (literally).
UPDATED: as of Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo), I would recommend Spring Tool Suite (STS) over Eclipse EE, it’s a custom Eclipse build but more well-tested, at least no issue with common plugins.
Startup VM options
via eclipse.ini (STS: STS.ini)
No verify VM option:
Heap memory VM option: increase max heap size
sometimes increase min heap size
Validation: Windows -> Preferences -> Validation
Uncheck some validations on “Build” such as: DTD, EJB, WS-I, XSL, …
Plug-ins at startup: Window -> Preferences -> General -> Startup and shutdown
Turn off unnecessary plugins, such as: Eclipse automated error reporting, Mylin team UI, …
Maven (m2e): Window -> Preferences -> Maven
Turn off “Update Maven projects on startup“, “Update Maven projects on startup“.
Bonus: một số phím tắt (shortcut key) thường dùng
Ctrl+Shift+F, Ctrl+Shift+O, Ctrl+/ (Ctrl+C), Ctrl+Shift+/ (Ctrl+Shift+C)
Ctrl+E, Ctrl+T, Ctrl+Shift+T, Ctrl+Shift+R