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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)

Exclusive Q & A with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation

To view our full selection of recent Eclipse stories click here On June 1, 2004, the Eclipse Board of Directors named Mike Milinkovich the executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. The hunt had been on since Eclipse became an independent entity earlier this year. Here JDJ's Eclipse editor, Bill Dudney, talks exclusively with Milinkovich about the direction he wants to take Eclipse and what his vision is for the community. Mike Milinkovich comes to the Eclipse Foundation from Oracle, where he served as the vice president of OracleAS Technical Services. Prior to Oracle he was at... (more)

Eclipse Special: Bill Dudney on the Web Tools Project

Related Link: JDJ Exclusive Q & A with Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation The Web Tools Project (WTP) went live late last month and I finally had some time to play around with it. I'll summarize what is there in this article and then write up some of the detail over the next couple of weeks. The WTP consists of two major contributions, one from IBM and the other ObjectWeb. The IBM contribution consists of pieces of their development tools for WebSphere. The ObjectWeb contribution is what was known as Lomboz. This initial article will focus on the IBM contribut... (more)

MyEclipse 4.0 Up On Deck: Exclusive Interview With Maher Masri, President, Genuitec

Eclipse Developer's Journal: What is MyEclipse and what's unique about the Enterprise Workbench? Maher Masri: The goal of MyEclipse is to provide a comprehensive, practical, low-cost and fully integrated enterprise development tool suite that anyone can afford to use around the globe.  MyEclipse Enterprise Workbench is the first commercial J2EE IDE plugin suite for Eclipse offering an enterprise-class platform and tool suite for developing J2EE and web applications.    MyEclipse is unique in offering: 1)    User-centered J2EE and web development features with a primary focus on e... (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)