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Eclipse Code Coloring Sucks

On a late-night quest to make my eclipse programming environment “cooler” I have totally destroyed my eyes and ability to read code. Dammit. You’d think this would be easier? Both XCode and TextMate have excellent theme managers. Eclipse/Flex Builder… not so much.

After following the (very short) instructions from this blog (not recommended), I ended up with this:

colors_ugly

Ugggggggh. Wtf am I supposed to do with that? I mean if it was all 1980’s Apple II green, then we’d have something. But when you mix in the blue and purple… It’s like the theme ain’t even trying. Note: I don’t mean to blame the blog that I followed, the screenshot looks good on Chu Yeow’s end. I think the import technique definitely failed though.

Here’s what I was going for:

Pretty colors in TextMate

Pretty Colors in XCode

Maybe I just need to switch back to TextMate? I loved it for Rails development.

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