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Are there any Eclipse plugins available for searching Stack Overflow web content inside Eclipse only?

Does Stack Overflow provide any APIs to public for developing such plugins?

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Yes, I've just published it, check it out:

https://github.com/MarounMaroun/SO-Eclipse-Plugin

SO Eclipse Plug-in

Enables you to get answers from Stack Overflow directly to Eclipse!

Features

Right click on the editor, then select "Ask me". The following window will appear:

Ask me

Clicking on "OK" will open a dialog that includes answers that links to Stack Overflow from Google:

Answers

Pressing on "Next" and "Previous" will take you to the next/previous answers.

Installation

Running Locally

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Well, there is one listed on Stack Apps, but it looks fairly abandoned. I don't know of anything more recent, although there is something for code snippet searching inside Visual Studio.

As far as creating one goes, the API documentation provides a pretty good overview. There are also some libraries on Stack Apps that can make working with the API easier.

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