Here is a nifty feature I found in Eclipse regarding generating getters and setters. Normally the names Eclipse assigns to the getter and setter methods are the field names as-is suffixed to get and set. For e.g. if you have a field called “lastName” – the getter would be getLastName() and the setter would be setLastName(). Now some people follow coding conventions by prefixing fields with a certain letter to indicate they are class level variables. e.g. mLastName, mFirstName etc. In such a case when Eclipse is used to generate getters/setters, then the method names become getmLastName(), setmLastName() etc. Those names are nothing short of disgusting:
Fortunately this can be easily fixed. You can tell Eclipse that you prefix/suffix your fields in a certain way and the prefix/suffix will automatically be removed from the generated getters and setters. Click on Window -> Preferences -> Java -> Code Style. Select Fields and click on Edit to specify the field name conventions.
Now, things are looking good.
Eclipse, what would life be without it ?