Gain the power to develop and test quick JSP’s with integrated Java code, using a great IDE that will help improve your productivity. This article will guide you step-by-step through the installation of Eclipse, Jakarta Tomcat, and an Eclipse Tomcat launcher plug-in that will integrate them.
Using Eclipse with Jakarta Tomcat
Submitted by Shellie 2004-05-26 Java 14 Comments
Tomcat is nice, but I’ve always preferred the lightweight Resin servlet container.
Come on, this isn’t about which container is better its about integrating it into Eclipse for use in development. Why even bring Resin up unless you say it integrates better or something related!?
Here’s a better article:
It includes Struts as well.
For Eclipse 3.0M9 , Sysdeo have an alpha Tomcat plugin. Use that one.
Right now I can run Eclipse 3.0 M9 only on Windows. On my Slack box I have a startup error saying that it can’t locate system bundle manifest file or something similar. Google didn’t show any fixes.I’m using Gnome 2.6 . I have checked and on clean Gnome 2.4 it works like a dream.Running out of ideas.
How do I get syntax highlighting for JSP-files in Eclipse?
why is eclipse getting a lot of attention over the last year, both in terms of reviews as well as tutorial essays?
netbeans/forte is the IDE that Sun wants you to use with Java, they even encourage you by offering java sdk/netbeans bundles.
personally I use netbeans … i’ve tried eclipse at various stages of its evolution, and i’m sure it has many features, but for basic projects, it seems less usable… everything from the simple file and object views (no need to mess about with “Perspectives”, to method/parameter completion, and even the default fonts are better to work with under netbeans (under linux). i’ve just found that “getting started” under eclipse seems like an effort i never have time for.
i really do think that eclipse is getting hysteric praise .. which may not all be valid.
others comments on this would be appreciated.
and check under the “J2EE Development platform” category.
Two popular plugins are Lomboz (http://www.objectlearn.com) which is free while MyEclipse (http://www.myeclipseide.com) is not. There’s also the Exadel Struts Studio plugin (http://www.exadel.com/products_strutsstudio.htm), a little more pricey but well worth the money.
I don’t think Eclipse is not well suited for simple projects:
New Project -> Java Project. Configure source and build directories or leave it default , and that’s it.
I have done many small projects in Eclipse and really enjoyed them. Working with perspectives is not that hard , most of the time you will use Java perspective only. Interface is nice and clean and I preffer it to NetBeans, but that’s only me.
Now , only if I can make 3.0 M9 to run under Linux. 2.1 works fine.
Tomcat is a pain in the a** to install and configure, and Eclipse is a strange program to use.
No thanks Resin for JSP server and IntelliJ’s IDEA for IDE tool.
I know they both cost money but are worth every penny.
I have to agree that IntelliJ is way faster than Eclipse.And it uses swing,go figure! But guys from IntelliJ are well know for squeezing any resource from anything they use . So , there’s no wonder.
I don’t like Resin , I’m comfortable with Tomcat config and I like it. The only disadvantage is that you can’t configure your added features from the manager screen. But they say this will be fixed in a future release.
Used it once and now I can’t develop webapps without it.
Have a look at http://www.objectlearn.com
BTW, it’s open source
The reason Ecplipse gets so many reviews and articles is because IBM actively promotes it. Other companies and individuals also contribute to the press, but it is primarily driven by IBM. Compare this with Sun and netbeans… almost zero publicity.
There is another aspect to it as well though. Eclipse promotes and encourages 3d party developers to use the platform. It is designed to have a lower threshold for integration than netbeans.
As far as IntelliJ IDEA, we know some prefer it. We know it is written in Swing. And we know the IntelliJ developers are good at optimizing Swing. There is no need to repeat this in every article about Eclipse and netbeans. I respectfully submit that if you feel the need, then write an article on the subject explaining your opinion. But please quit polluting every non-IntelliJ article with the same comment.
Finally, Bud, have you submited a bug report on your problem in Eclipse with Gnome 2.6? Honestly I would not expect to get it fixed by 3.0 release since GTK 2.21 is the supported version of the toolkit. GTK 2.21 is getting a bit dated though so if a bug report is filed and people start voting for it perhaps we could get faster support of the current GTK.
but swing sucks!
Have you guys tried the new IntelliJ 4? Really great IDE. And it’s really simple to use Tomcat 4/5 with this IDE, I tried Eclipse (2.1) with Lomboz, but it is really hard to configure and slow.
I have searched all day long and I believe you are right. Is definitely something gtk related. I have a colleague on same distro but with gnome 2.4 and it flies!
Thank you for confirm me this! Tomorrow I will submit a bug report to Eclipse , maybe I will have some look in the distant future