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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 myself) I like this better than opening on the right, seems to be more organized or something. Anyway the release is great, and as I write this RC3 is being prepared (the last release candidate before 3.0 ships) so this will be the last milestone build update. There are lots of other improve... (more)

SYS-CON Radio interviews Exadel

SYS-CON Radio interviews Denis Ulyanov, Chief Software Architect of Exadel Listen to the interview... ... (more)

Open Source Rocks!

Open Source Rocks! So right after JavaOne I had to go to DC to do a sales call (ok stuff) and right after that I went to New York (cool stuff). It was my first time to do the tourist thing in NYC. It was really fun my super Mom came out to watch our kids so Sarah and I could go and 'live it up' :-). While there I had the great pleasure of spending some time with Mike Milinkovich of Eclipse and Mike Taylor from Instations doing a webcast. They just released a new product RCP Developer and we spent some time talking about that and the advantages of the RCP. The RCP talk was cool bu... (more)

Eclipse Special: Remote Debugging Tomcat & JBoss Apps with Eclipse

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 ... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Is Model Driven Architecture Coming Into Its Own?

JDJ's Bill Dudney (pictured) writes: With the popularity of Object Relational Mapping tools like Hibernate and Cayenne, developers are more often than other giving control of some of their code to models. Will this help raise MDA into the mainstream? Will MDA take its hoped-for place as the next level of abstraction for developers? What about MDA Model Driven Architecture, also known as MDA, started in late 2000 with a white paper. Basically the idea is that we define the software we want to build in sophisticated models that capture the detail of the application. Then from these... (more)