Eclipse Tips: Extract Local Variable

When I teach my little Java TDD course, I quite often do live coding demos …especially if we’re running behind schedule and I want to catch up; I’ll skip an exercise and work through the solution. And one of the remarks I often get at the end is “thanks for the course, but what I also found useful was learning about how to use Eclipse effectively”.

Well, I guess I have used Eclipse for over 10 years now, so I suppose I am reasonably familiar with it. So I thought I’d show some of these tips by way of a series of screencasts.

The first one in the series is nice and simple: the “Extract Local Variable” refactoring, and its corollary, “Inline Variable”; something I use an awful lot when working on Apache Isis codebase. You’ll find it just below…

March 16, 2013 eclipse how-to java screencast tdd