Force.com IDE – The Eclipse Plug-in

Throughout the past year Salesforce has invested in building out and improving the developer console.  The developer console is a great place for new developers, quick environment edits, running tests, etc.  With all the progress in the Developer Console, we as developers wondered when the eclipse plugin would receive the same amount of love.  It looks like that day as come!  As of today, the force.com plugin for eclipse just went open source:

https://github.com/forcedotcom/idecore

What better way to improve this important tool than to open it up to the community that has always delivered to Salesforce and the ecosystem!