Improve eclipse code completion response

Recently, we wanted to change a method behaviour in one of our J2EE application. Since we are mainly a .Net shop and our java developer is enjoying his holiday, I downloaded eclipse (my favourite java IDE) and added the existing project. Having been used to the quick response of Visual Studio.Net intellisense (code completion), I found that eclipse’s code completion is very slow. Solving this turned out to be very easy;
In Eclipse, go to Window, click on Preferences, expand editor node in the preferences window then click on Content Assist:

Change the Auto activation delay (ms) to 0, then change the Auto activation triggers for java to the following pattern:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz =.(!+-*/~,[{@#$%^&

Click OK and see how responsive the code completion is after the changes.This fix will work on both Windows and Linux.

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