I just set up Lomboz J2EE Plug-in. I really like it so far. I have been trying to decide if I wanted to use Sun One Studio or Eclipse for my J2EE development. I think I will start a new thread about that.
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I haven't used either of these yet, but they look pretty cool, too: EasyStruts, a plugin for assembling struts-based apps inside eclipse: http://sourceforge.net/projects/easystruts/ StrutsTestCase (not really a plugin, but useful anyway), a JUnit extension for testing Struts actions: http://sourceforge.net/projects/strutstestcase/ I don't have time right now to really try either, but they look to be pretty nice. So if someone has used these (or has time to try them), I'd appreciate some comments.
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I've tried to use EasyStruts and haven't had much luck. The first time I tried to add EasyStruts support to one of my projects, it locked up Eclipse. Then I created another project and tried to add EasyStruts to it. This time I got an error message saying 'could not create file'. It did place a struts-config.xml file under my WEB-INF folder, but when I tried to access it, I got another error message saying that it couldn't open it. I plan on playing around with it some more, so if I get it to work, I'll post something positive about it.
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Originally posted by Chad McGowan: I've tried to use EasyStruts and haven't had much luck. The first time I tried to add EasyStruts support to one of my projects, it locked up Eclipse.
I love the EASIE WebLogic plugin.... installed and started using it two days ago. More than anything it is very convenient..
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Here's another good one... DbEdit. It provides a perspective for viewing/querying/editing DB's within Eclipse. It could still use some features added to make it nicer, but it works really well and saves the hassle of having to go somewhere else just to test a SQL query. It saves me a pile of time, anyway...! http://www.geocities.com/uwe_ewald/dbedit.html oo! I just noticed there's even a new version!
Originally posted by Kevin Booleo: Are all of these plugins free?
Most are free, a few are free for 'non-commercial' use. You'll need to check the web sites for details. One plugin that hasn't been mentioned is XMLBuddy, a nice XML editor plugin at http://www.xmlbuddy.com. It also does a good job on HTML. There is a free beta version available. This one was written by Bob Foster, who also wrote the forward for our book.
Originally posted by Younes Essouabni: Hello, I know that there is also some UML plug-ins. Anybody has a tried one of them? I also heard that TogetherJ will be part of a future release, anybody else that heard something like that?
I've tried the Omondo UML plugin and it's quite cool.
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Originally posted by David Hibbs: Struts console also has a plug-in. I haven't used it much yet, but it's pretty cool.
Are people still using struts? You all should really look at Tapestry, coming out of the Jakarta project. It's a web app framework that takes struts and grinds it into little bits. And, there's an Eclipse plug-in called Spindle to ease Tapestry development.
I took a quick glance at Tapestry, and it seems as though it is very lose framework (which can give you a lot of flexibility), but you lose all the extensive tag libraries that struts/struts-el define. From my readings I was under the impression that struts w/ Velocity templates was the next generation of application frameworks. I guess as a relatively new developer of struts, I'm curious to what Tapestry is going to provide in terms of ease of not only initial development but continued maintenance, along with administration, logging, error handling, etc... I apologize if this isn't the best forum to post this.
I too like XML Buddy, which apparently recognizes JSP files (with content-assist for HTML). Omondo is pretty cool, and will probably get better with time. Btw, is there any way to _remove_ a plug-in? I'm a bit nervous about just deleting the packages in the plugins directory.
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Be forewarned: there's a Minesweeper plugin for Eclipse, too, that works all too well.
Sysdeo to launch Tomcat. Omondo for UML. Jalopy for formating. I think the only down side of Eclipse is the lack of a good GUI designer. I have talked to serveral people that won't even look at Eclipse because of that. Has any one had any luck with any of the GUI designer plug-ins?
Originally posted by Kenneth Kousen: Btw, is there any way to _remove_ a plug-in? I'm a bit nervous about just deleting the packages in the plugins directory.
Nope. Not unless whatever program you use to unzip makes a record so you can un-unzip (of course a few plugins have installers, but they are the exception). Take a look at the zip file for the plugin you want to take out and see what the parent directory is. You should then be ok to just take out the one or two directories for that plugin. **Edited for those who need the extra help - some of the plugin zip files have "plugins" as the root directory. If this is the case DO NOT delete that directory, I'm talking about the directory under that one :roll: [ July 15, 2003: Message edited by: Charles Hasegawa ]