I was using Visual Age and might once again if the even get their base JDK up to the current version. I basically only use an IDE when developing a GUI interface. For servlets, I'll just use a text editor. Look into TextPad (www.textpad.com)
Hi faizaharis, I am working on Visual Age currently and am also working on servlets, using Visual Age. You have to start websphere Test Environment to run a servlet in the browser. And as per writting a servlet, Create one project in workbench and add servlet to it.. that is it.. u can write your own code. Just save to comiple. If it has any errors it ill alert u, also will put a cross against the servlet name in the project
Fellow ranchers, I workg on Visual Age developing JSPs, Servlets and standard classes. To be honest if you don't have a high powered machine 500mhz with 256 mb(at least) it runs like a dog. I develop at work with a P3 800mhz with 512 mb it runs pretty well but still bogs down at times. I personally think WebSphere is nothing more that an Apache implementation which needs a serious diet. It runs very slow compared to Apache/Tomcat. Although the GUI Admin Console is easier to use that editing XML with APACHE. The websphere Test Environment is nice. With the ability to debug both JSP and Servlets alike. You can set up datasources and run your complete Web App completely from your test machine including a connection to a Mainframe Db2 database(which is what I do.) As an IDE it has a steep learning curve but once you get used to it you never want to give it up.
Regards,<BR>Travis M. Gibson, SCJP<BR>Java Developer<BR>www.travismgibson.com<BR>firstname.lastname@example.org
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IBM has documentations in PDF format that you can download. I read those but I am still unable to use this unfriendly piece of software. It is very hard to understand. You really need a mentor that can help you get started. I abandoned Visual Age in favor of JBuilder.
Originally posted by faizaharis: Has anyone worked on visual age or is working on it? any good book to start servlets on visual age?