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Bill Dudney

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To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here Over the last several weeks I've received a few questions about remote debugging with Eclipse. I posted about this on my other blog back in February here but with not enough info for others to follow. If you go look at that blog entry you will see that I looked into 'in eclipse' debugging but did not find it satisfactory. So without further ado here is how I use Tomcat, JBoss, and Eclipse to build and debug applications. Whichever platform you are using (Tomcat or JBoss) you need to start them with the JPDA debugging enabled. For Tomcat this is very easy. In the $CATALINA_HOME/bin directory there is a script catalina.sh. If you provide the arguments 'jpda start' tomcat will startup and listen on port 8000 for a debugger connection. With JBoss its only slightly more complicated. Basically you need to speci... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews VERITAS Software

SYS-CON Radio interviews Tom Mulvehill, Product Line Manager for VERITAS Software Listen to the interview... ... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews the Eclipse Foundation

SYS-CON Radio interviews Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director Eclipse Software Listen to the interview... ... (more)

Exclusive Q & A with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here On June 1, 2004, the Eclipse Board of Directors named Mike Milinkovich the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. The hunt had been on since Eclipse became an independent entity earlier this year. Here JDJ's Eclipse editor, Bill Dudney, talks exclusively with Milinkovich about the direction he wants to take Eclipse and what his vision is for the community. Mike Milinkovich comes to the Eclipse Foundation from Oracle, where he served as the vice president of OracleAS Technical Services. Prior to Oracle he was at... (more)

JUnit, Assertions, and Management

I've recently been having a discussion about the quality of JUnit tests and how manager types might be able to judge the quality of the tests. In my mind this is not so easy to resolve. I know managers (especially on very big projects) need a way to judge the quality of what is being delivered, but often they take their statistics far too seriously. As an example, take code coverage calculated by Clover or the like. As a developer I find code coverage results to be a fantastic tool to determine if my developer tests are covering all the code under test that they should. And to a c... (more)