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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)

Eclipse Special: Bill Dudney Looks at New Stuff in M9

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here M9 has been out now for a couple of weeks, and wow, has the Eclipse team made some major progress! The tool has lots of new features (which we will look at shortly) but also has some great performance fixes and fleshing out of existing features. In particular the Ant editor works like a champ now and I've not had the frustrating lags in property name completion that were so prevalent in M8. Another minor but cool (to me anyway) feature is that new views open on the left-hand side now. For whatever reason (I'm not sure ... (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)

Eclipse Special: Bill Dudney Looks at the Change Method Signature Refactoring

Read Bill Dudney Looks at Eclipse M8 Close-Up Read Remote Debugging Tomcat & JBoss Apps with Eclipse This column contains an excerpt from one of the refactoring chapters in my book Eclipse 3 Live. The book will eventually contain similar sections for all the refactorings available in Eclipse. Change Method SignatureThis refactoring allows you to change the signature of an existing method by changing any of the aspects of the method that make its signature. You can change the access rights (public, private, etc.), you can change the name as well as add or remove parameters, and yo... (more)

JavaOne 2006: NetBeans Day Wrap-Up

NetBeans Day Wrap-Up A lot of interesting stuff was presented at today's NetBeans shindig. I am impressed with the progress they have made in just a year. The tool set is a lot better and seems to be making significant progress in becoming a first class player - yet another reason to be glad for Eclipse. The Eclipse team has really forced the issue to make NetBeans better. One of my favorite quotes last year from a NetBeans/Swing rep was that they didn't realize how important native look and feel was to developers (and ultimately users). They have a much better story for that now... (more)