As I started blogging more frequently than once a year :-) I quickly realized how cumbersome this activity is. Take weblogs.java.net and its Movable Type publishing platform as an example: basically you have to type HTML syntax, and while pasting e.g.
Every project should use some kind of continuous integration tool. As Martin Fowler writes (and we all know who Mr. Fowler is), 'Developing a disciplined and automated build process is essential to a controlled project.' (read more).
Instantiations anounced RCP Developer as a product which will accelerate your Eclipse-RCP based application development. Free trial is available.
JGroups is a toolkit for reliable multicast communication in Java.
Luxor is a useful tool: it really increases your productivity. Usage is simple: define your user interface in an XML file, add some Java meat around it and you have it running. Everything's nice and clean as long as you have only one human language to support.