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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 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)

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)

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)

SYS-CON Radio interviews the Eclipse Foundation

SYS-CON Radio interviews Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director Eclipse Software Listen to the interview... ... (more)