Eclipse Array Explorer

Introduction

Eclipse Array Explorer allows developers to explore large arrays efficiently. The tabular view provided by this tool offers an overview of the values of all fields in all elements in the array. Specific values in this table can be spot using interaction or by means of additional views (such as bar charts).

Features:
  • provides a more efficient way to explore large arrays than the Eclipse built-in indented list designed to visualize all types of variables.
  • Possibility to expand inner objects to explore the values of their fields (such as Student.college.name) along the outer fields.
  • Integrating histograms and bar charts to examine the distributions of numerical of categorical values

Usage Information

The tool can be downloaded from the following update site.

Update Site

https://sites.google.com/site/eclipsearrayexplorer/downloads/update (beta version)

Source Code

Screencast

Further information

Read the following short paper:

Alsallakh, Bilal, Peter Bodesinsky, Silvia Miksch, and Dorna Nasseri. "Visualizing Arrays in the Eclipse Java IDE." In 16th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering, 541-544. Szeged - Hungary: IEEE Computer Society, 2012.application/pdf iconposter application/pdf iconpaper video/mp4 iconvideo