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J2EE dev on Eclipse - recommendation?

 
Stephen Huey
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I've been reading through a discussion on Eclipse at:
http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=27543#131428

At first, I was confused by the 2 separate downloads at the Eclipse site for Web Tools and J2EE Tools. I want to do J2EE development on Eclipse and was wondering if I needed only one or if both would come in handy (or is there overlap?).

That discussion is making me think that since I'm probably willing to spend $30 a year for even a slightly better product, it might be less frustrating to just forego those two projects and just use the J2EE stuff provided by MyEclipse. Please let me know if you have any recommendations on this matter! I'm sure any of this stuff would be better than my JBuilder...

 
Clifford Adams
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We actually just decided to use Netbeans instead of eclipse. The webtools project might produce something great one day, but not yet. Netbeans has everything we need from embedded tomcat for testing to auto-complete on taglibs.
 
Eric Clayberg
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That discussion is making me think that since I'm probably willing to spend $30 a year for even a slightly better product, it might be less frustrating to just forego those two projects and just use the J2EE stuff provided by MyEclipse.QUOTE]
I would definitely recommend MyEclipse. It is very inexpensive, includes a huge number of useful features, and is very well supported by the MyEclipse team. IMO, the price they charge is well worth paying given the support they provide. Their packaging also beats trying to cobble the various pieces together yourself.
 
kri shan
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HI Stephen, Why don't you choose Lomboz 3.0? (It's open source)
 
Dan Rubel
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In addition to the Eclipse Web Tools project, Eclipse just approved the Pollinate project which is focused on integrating Apache Beehive into Eclipse.

http://www.eclipse.org/pollinate/
http://www.instantiations.com/pollinate/
http://incubator.apache.org/beehive/
 
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Eric & Dan,
Welcome to JavaRanch! I look forward to discussing your book next week.

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