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 even project managers. The development platform is an
integrated tool set that supports each of these roles and allows them to work
together toward a common goal. Eclipse becomes the key technology to
integrate all the tools for each of these roles and for integrating all the
capabilities that... (more)
When I was first asked to take on the role of Editor in Chief for Eclipse
Developer's Journal (EDJ) I naturally asked myself this same question. Why do
we need a journal dedicated to Eclipse right now?
I believe there are two main answers: 1. the community is large and growing,
and 2. the community would benefit from a magazine focused exclusively on the
While I searched the Net I found several existing outlets to talk about
Eclipse and its related technologies, but none of them are focused
exclusively on Eclipse and the community around it. So I said yes and he... (more)
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)
Oracle Buying JBoss? Who Cares?
Ok, I've been following the hype and speculation about Oracle buying JBoss
but the latest bit that I read on Business Week really got my dander up. Its
not the article from BW that was irritating at all it was the comment by some
one claiming to be 'Siddharth Gulhati'. I don't know Sid but his comment is
over the top for me.
"Guys! Open source is definitely under threat, especially if the top open
source players JBoss, Zend and Sleepycat are ready to sell off their passion
and commitment for a chunk of money. I would like to ask them: Wh... (more)
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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)