Eclipse IDE + ESFTP Plugin = radness


I have been using Eclipse as my main code editor for some time now. I have started to really like it as a development environment. Eclipse is very flexible and adaptive to your needs. To illustrate this, I wanted to integrate FTP into eclipse. I wanted the ability to right click a file in the navigator and upload the file to my remote server. I found this with the ESFTP plugin for eclipse. One thing I don’t like is that you have to use sFTP. (I guess life could be worse!)

It’s as easy as unzipping the files from their sourceforge page into you plugins directory and then restarting eclipse. The options to configure it cam be found under the properties menu for each project you have.


Hands down, this is going to speed up my development time. I should make more posts about using eclipse to build the newest version of