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First alpha of Apex Editor LS released

Apex Editor LS is an alternative eclipse editor plugin. This release is quite limited in features, but demonstrates solid groundwork for future development. My goal is to bring some of the Java tools' goodness to Apex. See the plugin's home page at

Andy BoettcherAndy Boettcher

I'm always interested in different tools to help write APEX more efficiently.  What differentiates your IDE plugin from the native IDE?  I checked out your website and couldn't find a feature list...



For an announcement about the features, check out the Google groups. There is a link at the site.

Sorry for not being well organized at this moment, this is an early alpha.

A new release is available at Visible changes include support for triggers and better initialization performance. Other changes are behind the scenes.

What feature would you like see implemented next?

Released 1.0.2. The plugin can now be installed from an update site. To use the update site, remove the plugin from the plugins directory, restart eclipse, and in Help->Install new software type in this URL into the "Work with" field: Other improvements include: auto insert braces when completing method names and less NPEs when invoking content assist :-)

Released 1.0.3
New features:
- Camel-case matching for proposals
- Outline view sortable by declaration order and alphabetically
- Proper icon rendering for content assistant and outline


Hi Kresho,

It is mentioned in the website as below:

The plugin works with Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo). Eclipse 3.6 is not supported. The IDE plugins are needed for this plugin to be useful. IDE for Eclipse 3.7 is not yet released, plz help with Apex Editor LS installation.





Hi Asif,


I have installed the current IDE in Eclipse 3.7 with no problems. Do you have any issues installing the IDE in 3.7?





Released version 1.0.4


New feature - quick outline with camel-case filtering

Fixed problem with completing inner classes and their members.


Please use the update site to upgrade -


Released version 1.0.5


New feature - toggle comment (ctrl-shift-c)


Thanks Kresho. I too was able to do it.


Released version 1.0.6


Latest new feature: Objects and object fields support in content assist.


Visit plugin home page for full info.