30 Best Eclipse Plugins

PyDev – Python Development Environment for Eclipse


Pydev is a plugin that enables users to use Eclipse for Python, Jython and Iron Python development, making Eclipse a first class Python IDE.

EasyEclipse for LAMP


EasyEclipse for LAMP is an Eclipse distribution to develop web applications with dynamic languages and provide support for PHP, Python, Perl, and Ruby and Ruby On Rail development with a web server and a database, CVS and Subversion.


ColdFusion plugin for Eclipse Includes most of the commonly used features from DreamWeaver and Homesite and whole lot that neither of them have. The goal is to produce an IDE for CFML.

Spket IDE


Spket IDE is powerful toolkit for JavaScript and XML development. The powerful editor for JavaScript, XUL/XBL and Yahoo! Widget development. The JavaScript editor provides features like code completion, syntax highlighting and content outline that helps developers productively create efficient JavaScript code.



ATL (Atlas Transformation Language) is a model transformation language and toolkit. In the field of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), ATL provides ways to produce a set of target models from a set of source models. Developed on top of the Eclipse platform, the ATL Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides a number of standard development tools (syntax highlighting, debugger, etc.) that aim to ease the development of ATL transformations.

PTI – PHP Tool Integration


On one site there exists many good PHP tools such as PHPUnit or PHP CodeSniffer which support the development of PHP scripts. On the other side there powerful IDEs for example PHP Delepment Tools Project (PDT) but mostly with no possibility to use such tools with them. The Eclipse PHP Tool Integration (PTI) is a collection of Eclipse plugins which aims to close this gap.

Skyway Builder Community Edition


Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE) is a code generation and scaffolding tool for accelerating the development of applications running on the Spring Framework. Spring MVC scaffolding capabilities allow users to generate Spring-based, Java CRUD applications in minutes

Bravo JSP editor

Bravo JSP editor is a WYSIWYG JSP/html editor.

Koders IDE Plugin for Eclipse

Koders Desktop IDE Plugins allow software developers to perform source code searches directly from within the Eclipse development environment

Google Eclipse Search (GES)

Google Eclipse Search (GES) tool is the result of integrating the Google Desktop Search (GDS) engine into IBM’s Eclipse development environment to improve searching in software projects in a manner similar to searching the internet or your own desktop.

Regex Util


It is a eclipse plugin to help create regular expressions (regex). The goal is to make it as easy and as fast as possible to create Regex.



This plugin provides an enhanced Emacs-like experience in the Eclipse text editors.

Eclipse SQL Explorer


Eclipse SQL Explorer is a thin SQL client that allows you to query and browse any JDBC compliant database. It supports plugins with specialized functionality for individual databases (Oracle, DB2 and MySQL) and can be extended to include specialized support for other databases.



soapUI is a desktop application for inspecting, invoking, mocking and testing (functional and load) of SOAP/WSDL and REST/EADL based Web Services over HTTP. It is mainly aimed at developers/testers providing and/or consuming web services (java, .net, etc). The soapui-eclipse-plugin supports all features available in soapUI and also add a few eclipse-specific ones; – a soapUI Nature that displays an integrated soapUI project in the Project Explorer and simplifies code-generation wizards – a soapUI Perspective

SMODL Development Suite


Smodl Development Suite facilitates fast, simple and agile model-driven Web Service development where the model is designed from scratch or reverse-engineered from existing code. Various artifacts and code are generated and kept in sync if the model changes. The provided runtime-engine runs on different platforms, offering SOAP, XML-RPC and JSON-RPC bindings to the Web Service. The runtime-engine dynamically produces WSDL describing the Web Service, and enforces data-integrity which can be defined in the model.

Eclipse Notepad Plugin

This plugin has the simple objective to let developers write small notes. The notes are stored inside the workspace metadata.

Apache Directory Studio


Apache Directory Studio (formerly known as LDAP Studio) is a complete directory tooling platform intended to be used with any LDAP server however it is particularly designed for use with the Apache Directory Server. The following plugins are available: an LDAP Browser Plugin; an LDIF Editor Plugin; a Schema Editor Plugin; a Plugin to start Apache Directory Server within Studio and a Plugin for configuring Apache Directory Server.

EHEP – Eclipse Hex Editor Plugin


EHEP is an Eclipse plugin, which allows user to view or modify any file in hex mode. Plugin provides table with hex and character view of the file.

Vaadin Plugin for Eclipse


Vaadin is an open source UI library for rich web user interfaces. It is a single jar component library that makes it easy for Java developers to create stunning web applications

RMI Plugin for Eclipse


Genady’s RMI Plug-in for Eclipse is the comprehensive solution for developing RMI applications. Apart from the automatic generation of RMI stubs, the RMI Plugin makes it simple to configure application’s launch Java VM parameters such as security policy and the codebase.


Lockness is an Eclipse Plugin for analysing Java Thread Dumps. With Lockness it is quite easy to find out what are the Threads involved in bottlenecks or deadlocks. The latest versions available have been improved to better support Thread Dumps generated by JDK 6.

Fast Fox


Fast Fox enriches your Eclipse IDE with simple, yet powerful mouse gestures. Often used actions, e.g. "previous editor" and "close editor" are now accessible with a simple mouse movement. You do not have to draw complicated symbols, instead Fast Fox features an intuitive pie menu, making it really simple to use.


The only purpose of this tiny plugin (6K) is to open the folder in the native file manager containing the selected resource. It adds "Open in File System" to the context menu of package explorer, resource navigator and any other view showing files or Java classes. It also finds the containing Jar file for classes. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux are supported.

Saros – Distributed Pair Programming for eclipse


Saros is a Eclipse plugin for collaborative text editing that in particular targets distributed pair programming, but can support arbitrarily many participants at once. All members of a session have an identical copy of an Eclipse project and Saros keeps these copies in sync as editing progresses.

RSS View

RSS View is an RSS/Atom reader whose compact UI is designed to integrate into Eclipse and coexist with your workbench. You have everything at one place. RSS View may also improve your development process by integrating your bug tracker, development forum or wiki directly in your IDE. Features include grouping and filtering news feed items, offline feeds, and several customizations.


FreeMem is a graphical memory monitor supporting Eclipse.


Eclipse Coloreris a syntax highlighting plugin for Eclipse platform. It supports more than 150 languages, has many powerful features and great number of syntaxes. It allows to highlight languages with nested construction (jsp, asp, php), has powerful XML languages support.



Log4E is an Eclipse Plugin which helps you to set up your logger easily in Java Projects. It assists you in several tasks: logger declaration, logger Insertions at certain method entries, substitution of System out’s, modification of already existing logger statements.


AmaterasUML is an Eclipse plug-in for drawing UML which supports class-diagram, sequence-diagram and usecase-diagram. And it also provides Java support such as importing class/interfaces from Eclipse workspace and exporting class-diagram to Java source code.

UMLet – UML Tool for Fast UML Diagrams


The free UML tool UMLet lets you draw UML diagrams with a light-weight, pop-up-free user interface. It lets you draw diagram sketches fast; export diagrams to pdf, eps, jpg, gif, svg, bmp, png, and system clipboard; share diagrams using Eclipse 3+; and create your own custom graphical elements.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Amr Farahat on 三月 20, 2012 at 6:44 下午

    Great post, thanks


  2. Very useful Eclipse plugins



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