Brandon Konkle
Brandon Konkle

Software engineer, type system nerd, Rust explorer, Postgres fan, Linux enthusiast, supporter of social justice, loving husband and father, avid comic reader.

I’m a web application developer with nearly 15 years of experience creating high performance applications on the front & back end. I manage a team at Formidable Labs and help clients tackle big ideas.

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Django Colors for Eclipse

For a long time now, I've been using Gedit + plugins as an integrated development environment. I recently began using SVN to manage version control, however, and I wasn't able to find a good SVN client plugin for Gedit. I decided to see what else was out there, and after much tweaking I decided on Eclipse with Aptana, PyDev, and Subclipse.

One of the things I instantly missed, however, was the Django Gedit color scheme by Bernd Essl, which can be found here.

I did some searching around Google, and wasn't able to find anything similar for Eclipse, so I decided to dive into the django.xml file to get the color codes and then make my own Eclipse scheme. In order to save others from this tedious task, I want to share the fruits of my labor here. I've stripped the file of any configuration items unrelated to colors, but it's still a good idea to back up your settings first before applying these files.

For this to work, you need to have Eclipse, Aptana, and PyDev installed already. Then, select File --> Import --> General Preferences, and apply the .epf settings file. Then, go into Window --> Preferences --> Aptana --> Editors --> (language) --> Colors --> Import and select the Aptana .col file for that language. Repeat for the other languages, and you've got Django-colored goodness!

Here's the link to the files.

I’m a web application developer with nearly 15 years of experience creating high performance applications on the front & back end. I manage a team at Formidable Labs and help clients tackle big ideas.

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