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Eclipse w/ Web Tools Platform and Struts

Karl Beowulph
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Joined: May 31, 2004
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I'm working on a Struts project and in looking for a suitable environment for my team, I've come across the WTP project for Eclipse.

While I'm aware that the two are not designed to be used together, there's alot about WTP that I like.

My questions are basically as such: Is it worth the effort to attempt to integrate Struts with the WTP framework? If so, is there any tutorials or books that deal with the subject? If not, am I (generally) better off sticking w/ Struts and "vanilla" Eclipse or abondoning Struts and using the WTP? Any resources that compare the pros and cons of the doing it either way?

The team hasn't started yet, so I have a relatively free hand to choose the development environment of my choice.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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I don't know much about WTP, but pieces of it look useful. A JSP editor is a JSP editor regardless of what special tags you have. Of course you wouldn't get the Struts config file editor, so there would be some more hand coding than usual. You could do a hello world type Struts application in WTP to see whether it is something you can live with.

Have you taken a look at Eclipse plugins for Stuts? You can find some by searching this forum. This is a middle ground betweek plain vanilla Eclipse and the WTP. I wouldn't go the route of abandoning Struts unless you are substituting a known framework (JSF, Spring, etc) in it's place.

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Timothy Toe
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I faced problem installing WTP.

I posted my question here :

Can you help me ?

Bharat Ruparel
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Take a look at MyEclipseIde ( I use it in the Struts projects. You might like it.

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