Jeff Mesnil
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Eclipse Monkey has been released

March 3, 2006

From its Web page:

Eclipse Monkey is a dynamic scripting tool for the automation of routine programming tasks. Monkey scripts are little Javascript programs using either the Eclipse APIs or custom Monkey DOMs.

I downloaded it and installed it on Eclipse 3.1.1 and it is promising.
It seems inspired a lot by greasemonkey and I'd like to see what kind of scripts the Eclipse community will create.

A first script I'd really like to get is to transform code comments like //BUG 12345 into a clickable URL to our bug tracker.

A concrete example of what can be done with Eclipse Monkey is Wayne Beaton's Flickr script

Kudos to Ward Cunningham & Bjorn Freeman-Benson