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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 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
With JBoss its only slightly more complicated. Basically you need to speci... (more)
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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)
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)
Bill Dudney's Blog
In my role @ sys-con.com I got to do some very cool stuff. At JavaOne i many
times was able to interview smart folks etc. Anyway one of the folks I talked
with was Nigel Cheshire of Enerjy. They make cool tools to help you and your
team build higher quality software (its very cool check it out). Nigel has a
blog over at enerjy.com. I was digging around for some info I'm researching
on the GDB chapter I'm writing now.
While looking through what google had to offer for my search. I found this.
Interesting in many ways. The lawyers trying to grok software engr. (It ... (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)