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IDE for struts 2

Prashant Saraf
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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Can some one suggest me a good ide for Struts 2. I know ides for Struts 1.x. i require for Struts 2.

Merrill Higginson
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Struts 2 is relatively young, so the IDE plugin makers have yet to come up with a good one. At least I don't know of one. If someone else does, please let us know.

Besides, who says you need and IDE made specifically for Struts 2? Just import the strut2-blank-2.0.x.war file that comes with the download into either Eclipse or Net Beans and you hvae a ready-made Struts 2 project. Both Net Beans and Eclipse have tools that will help you with the XML files required by Struts 2 (validation, ctrl-space prompting, etc.). They will also help you deploy the application to a server. If you're using Eclipse, just make sure you downloaded the "Java EE" version of Eclipse.

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Ankit Garg

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IntelliJ IDE has built in support for Struts 2. This Netbeans plugin can be used to create Struts 2 projects in Netbeans (instructions on how to install and use the plugin are given here)...

(This topic is old so probably my reply is of no use to the OP but this might help others who are looking for a solution)

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Souvvik Basu
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Joined: Apr 05, 2010
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Hi Ankit,
You are right. I'm not sure how much the OP benifitted, but I surely did. Thanks for this info

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