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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)

MyEclipse 4.0 Up On Deck: Exclusive Interview With Maher Masri, President, Genuitec

Eclipse Developer's Journal: What is MyEclipse and what's unique about the Enterprise Workbench? Maher Masri: The goal of MyEclipse is to provide a comprehensive, practical, low-cost and fully integrated enterprise development tool suite that anyone can afford to use around the globe.  MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench is the first commercial J2EE IDE plugin suite for Eclipse offering an enterprise-class platform and tool suite for developing J2EE and web applications.    MyEclipse is unique in offering: 1)    User-centered J2EE and web development features with a primary focus on e... (more)

Integrating with Eclipse: Exclusive interview with Lee Nackman VP, Desktop Development Tools & CTO, Rational Software

In July IBM announced that the Rational tool set would be fully integrated within the Eclipse tool set and would provide an integrated set of tools to support the full life cycle of software development. Recently I was able to interview Lee Nackman, the CTO of the Rational division of IBM. In the press release IBM announced that the Rational tool set would fully embrace Eclipse. What does "fully embrace" mean? The next release (due by year's end) will have the ability to address several different roles in the software development process - analysts, architects, developers, and ev... (more)

Day One Keynote: Bill Dudney Sketches the Opening Keynote of JavaOne 2005

The power of an idea whose time has come – cool video with a talking head and lots of idea type stuff, flying around in space, through developer stuff etc. John Gage – talking community and meeting everyone, you’ve got to meet people, Microsoft is at J1 this year presenting 8 sessions. Everyone needs to be a Brazilian, i.e. not shy and meeting people. Get our and meet people. Had all the programmers stand up, then all the money people stand up, programmers, there is your money, go meet. Everyone laughed. Jonathan Schwartz – thanks for 10 years of great stuff... (more)