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Eclipse plugin for Struts..

Saniya Ansari
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 48
Hi

I'm using struts for a project i'm working on, i was trying to use strutsbox plugin but it has very little documentation..

can anyone recommend a free struts plugin

saniya


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Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
EasyStruts is a very handy plugin for working with Struts on Eclipse. Also, there's a very good tutorial on working with this plugin in Eclipse on IBM's website.
Jeff Horan
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Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 37
Easystruts is old and hasn't been updated for a while because the author apparantly is working for myeclipse.com. For $30 annual subscription all that myeclipse has to offer has been worth it to me. You should consider it if you will be doing any web dev because it has been a time saver for me.


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Clifford Adams
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 50
I think the Exadel one is very good for struts. It's not free, though. either $95 or $400.
James Holmes
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Joined: Jan 06, 2004
Posts: 64
Hi Saniya,

EasyStruts does not work with Eclipse 3 and some versions of Eclipse 2 or 1. I recommend you take a look at Struts Console. It supports all versions of Eclipse and is free.

http://www.jamesholmes.com/struts/

James
Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
Struts Console is a good plugin only for absolute newbies. Easy Struts, alhtough being a bit outdated, is still more useful-
It generates JSPs with Struts-equivlaent HTML tags auto.
It also lets u configure the struts-config.xml file automatically.
Add to this, generation of the form-beans and action class skeletons, and u have a fairly powerful Struts-Eclipse plugin. Best of all, its easy to use.

Struts Studio has a slightly steep learning curve, and makes u sort of dependent on the plugin for Struts development.


Struts Console is somewhere in between.
The myEclipse.com Enterpris workbench ia again, unduly complicated for a beginner. It forces u to learn the plugin, rather tahn Struts itself.
Dark Vachor
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Joined: Oct 13, 2004
Posts: 14
Why are you looking to struts plugin ?
You should switch to JSF. It's worth it.
 
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