Eclipse Syntax Highlighting With Color Themes
I don't mind working with code or structured text files in a plain-text editor like Textpad, but my ability to read and comprehend increases with an editor that performs syntax highlighting.
By default, Eclipse does a pretty good job of syntax highlighting Java files without going overboard. But, if you want a fresh look -- maybe you want to try a dark background -- the Eclipse Color Theme plugin lets you change whole editor themes with the click of your mouse.
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