quote:Originally posted by johnny
...In fact, I think exadel was making a plug-in for Eclipse (not sure though)
I can say it for sure. Exadel is going to release Struts Studio as a plugin for Eclipse in the beginning of October, 2003
quote:Originally posted by Yashraj Chauhan
...Eclipse is quiet a good IDE for J2EE Development.
Definitely, Eclipse is one of the most powerful Java IDE today. However, the applications based of modern frameworks, like Struts, consists of bunch number of artifacts that have non-java specific (such as configuration, validation, tiles definitions, resources files and so on). Those artifacts becomes play a significant role in terms of time developer has to spend to adjust them to work together.
If you have a typo in class name, Eclipse notifies you immediately. If you have a problem with variable initialization you can walk thru the java code with debugger. However, what about typo in form name inside validation.xml file. Some guys spend hours to find such damn problem. Any modern java IDE becomes weakness in face of such problem, just because it is not about java itself.
So, modern application requires a little bit more specific tools than Java IDE, tools that will solve such problem I spoke above. Actually, it was a main reason we start to develop Struts Studio
Exadel Struts Studio Architect