Creating a new Ext Speeder Project in Eclipse

This guide explains the steps of creating a new Ext Speeder project in Eclipse.

If you have not already, make sure you have modified your settings.xml-file with the code sent to you by email.

  1. Open up a new Eclipse Workspace where the Ext Speeder project is to be located.

  2. Go to the Create Project button in the toolbar, press the small arrow-down icon next to it and select Other…


  3. Select the Maven Project Wizard. Click Next.


  4. Make sure that the checkbox “Create a simple project…” is checked. Click Next.


  5. Fill in the data for your project. Any values can be used. Click Finish.


  6. The project is created. Expand the project and double-click the file named “pom.xml”. Select the tab “pom.xml” in the lower portion of the editor and add the following within the <project>-tags.

    Do not forget to choose your database type below.

Starting the Ext Speeder Tool from Eclipse

Ext Speeder is designed to run as a Maven Goal inside the IDE, but Eclipse does not have a list of executable goals like other IDEs have. Instead, an action for running the tool must be created manually.

  1. The first time the Ext Speeder Tool is used, press the small arrow to the right of the Run icon in the Eclipse toolbar and select Run AsMaven Build or press Alt+Shift+X, M on the keyboard.

  2. Enter a Name: for the goal that can be recognized to be the Ext Speeder Tool, like “ext-speeder-tool”.

  3. Enter a Base directory: for the goal to run in. The easiest way of doing this is to press the Browse Workspace… button and select the root node there.

  4. Enter “extspeeder:tool” as the Goals: to run.

  5. Click Apply to save the action. To run the tool immediately, press Run.

  6. To run the “extspeeder:tool”-goal again, simply press the arrow-down icon beside the Run button in the toolbar and select the new action. This will relaunch the Ext Speeder tool.


I get the error “Could not find artifact ?

You need to download the Oracle Connector jar version from the Oracle Website and install it on your local machine.
Here is a guide on how to install the jar.