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Top 3 Anypoint Studio enhancements

Top 3 Anypoint Studio enhancements

Main points:

  • Anypoint Studio can be enhanced with solutions from the Eclipse Marketplace

Enhance Anypoint Studio

The Eclipse Marketplace provides a large selection of solution that can be used to add functionality to Anypoint Studio. To get started you must install the Eclipse Marketplace Client by adding the add site URL for the Oxygen version of Eclipse. Follow these instructions: Add the Eclipse Marketplace Client to Anypoint Studio.

Top three Enhancements

  1. TM Terminal client
  2. Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle
  3. JSON editor

Terminal Client

The TM Terminal is a fully working command-line Terminal inside Anypoint Studio that connects to either a local or remote terminal.

Installation

To install this extension search for “TM terminal client” in the Marketplace Client or the Marketplace website. Alternatively, you can drag the Install icon below into an open instance of Anypoint Studio (as long as the Marketplace Client is installed).

Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client

Usage

Once TM Terminal has been installed and Studio restated, open the terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. It will automatically connect to a local terminal and open in the user directory.

By default the terminal inherits the colour palate of the host Studio. You can invert the terminal colours to show white text on a black background.

Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle

The Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle provides a selection of dark and light themes that colour Anypoint Studio in a selection of easy-on-the eye paletes.

Installation

To install this extension search for “Darkest Dark Theme with DevStyle” in the Marketplace Client or the Marketplace website. Alternatively, you can drag the Install icon below into an open instance of Anypoint Studio (as long as the Marketplace Client is installed).

Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client

Usage

Once Anypoint Studio has restarted you will be able to select the palate that suites your requirements from the option present in Windows > Preferences.

JSON editor

The JSON Editor is a simple plugin that enhances the editing capabilities of Anypoint Studio. It provides file wizards, tree outline, preference pages, conforms to the JSON standard (RFC 4627). The editing capabilities include custom syntax highlighting and text folding and range and much more.

Installation

To install this extension search for “JSON Editor Plugin” in the Marketplace Client or the Marketplace website. Alternatively, you can drag the Install icon below into an open instance of Anypoint Studio (as long as the Marketplace Client is installed).

Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client

Usage

Watch the below YouTube video to see how to use the JSON editor.

Important Note

These plugins have been installed in Anypoint Studio 7.7.0 and have been lightly tested. It may be that extensive use shows that there are some issues using these extension. No support is provided for the use of these plugins from MuleSoft and you install them at your own risk.

If you find that a plugin misbehaves you can uninstall it. Also please let me know in the comments below.

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