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Also consider MyEclipseIde. It's a big plugin for Eclipse having most functionalities a typical J2EE application developer may require. Some of the features that I like most is hot deployment, deployment to as many servers as required, decent struts support, decent DB browser. $29 per seat per year is a pretty thin bill to the manager.
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
MyEclipseIDE is nice but rather restrictive. It forces specific application directory structures, especially when working with web applications. It also looses a lot of its functionality if you're not using Struts...
Joined: Jan 08, 2004
so what is the best plugin so far for the eclipse IDE ?
Eclipse is a fine tool, but as you see there is always a hustle and bustle about those fu... plugins!
I was programming C/C++ for a couple of years and on the .NET Framework using the Visual Studio Products and so I was really spoiled by the functionalities and comfort it offers and so I evaluated a lot of IDEs for Java/J2EE when changing to JAVA starting with Eclipse, Visual Age, Net Beans ... and I would recommend you JBuilder 9 or JBuilder 2005. They are really comfortable and easy adaptable!
Joined: Jan 08, 2004
but i think jbuilder take many resources like memory as compare to other IDE right ?
what if our company select intellJ IDE ? i still need plugin ? or is it a complete set ?
On this topic, what is a good plugin for Eclipse for J2EE development. I have tried Lomboz, but I have never really been able to get it to work. I have also tried netbeans 4.0 and 4.1 and although the J2EE integration is very nice, I have some problems with other features (I still can't figure out how to run a junittest from within the ide).
What is the best plugin for a shop that is looking to do J2EE (session beans, message driven beans) development mixed with hibernate?
Plugins are extensions designed to assist in some specific task. No program can be all things to all people - or if it was, it would be enormous, take forever to write, and be impossible to maintain. Instead there's plugins that various people have created to solve their specific problems withhout having to wait on (and pay for) customizations from the vendor.
IntelliJ supports plugins as well, but they're no compatible with the Eclipse plugins, and Eclipse has had more plugins contributed. Though what actually matters isn't how many plugins, but whther or not you can get your work done.
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