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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 you can add or remove exceptions that are thrown from the method. The most typical use of this refactoring is to add or remove parameters from a method. Over time, you might discover that a method would be better designed or easier to understand or implement if it took an additional parameter... (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)

SYS-CON Radio interviews eBay

SYS-CON Radio interviews Jeff McMannis, Senior Manager of Platform Evangelism for eBay. Listen to the interview... ... (more)

Eclipse 3.1 M4 - "Cool New Stuff," Says JDJ's Eclipse Editor Bill Dudney

The Eclipse team is well on the way to the 3.1 release. The current release is M4 with M5 to follow in less than two weeks (M5 is due Feb 18th). Given all the cool stuff that is planned for the 3.1 release I've been itching to make the move, but alas my day job was getting in the way of using a beta. Well my day job is still crazy but we had about a week of non-crazyness so I made the plunge to 3.1M4. I've been using it for about 4 weeks now and here are my notes on the 'new and noteworthy' stuff in the M4 release. There are tons of cool things in the M1 to M3 releases too. I'll t... (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)