Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

A day of upgrades

I upgraded this site to the latest code from Roller's CVS, and I'm now running Tomcat 5.0.12 Beta. It seems to be working like a charm for FreeRoller so why not? I also upgraded to Eclipse M4 on OS X and WinXP. For those of you looking for a JSP Editor for Eclipse, try Lomboz. I'm using it and it seems to work fairly well. As far as I can tell, all it gives you is syntax highlighting. I tend to use Homesite or BBEdit for JSP pages - they're better HTML editors and always will be IMO. There never will be a "I can do everything" IDE, so why keep searching? Though it would be nice if someone would figure out code-completion for custom tag libraries.

All upgrades seem to have gone smoothly and backups were made in case they crap out.

Update: The Lomboz plugin sucks, at least with the latest Eclipse. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work ~ maybe that's a good thing...

Posted in Java at Oct 11 2003, 01:31:43 PM MDT 4 Comments
Comments:

IDEA got some really nice code completion for tag libaries... of which you have the TLD... that is any tag library then... You need to enable Web App support for this to work. BTW I am having trouble getting Strutsgen going : Keep on getting the message "Could not find tag handler for prefix: Struts". Any ideas. Keep up the good blog !!

Posted by Andr e on October 13, 2003 at 07:32 AM MDT #

Take a look at the MyEclipse plugin. While it does cost 29.95 a year, it provides support for the struts tags and code completion for both HTML and JSP, including struts and other custom tags.

Posted by Todd G. Nist on October 13, 2003 at 10:20 AM MDT #

I too recommend MyEclipse. You can have it on a free 30-day trial before you buy.

Posted by Jason Chambers on October 13, 2003 at 12:15 PM MDT #

The lomboz plugin works fine for me (although I have an old version of the plugin and am running Eclipse2.1). In addition to syntax highlighting, the plugin also:
1. Does code auto completion in scriptlets
2. Compiles your jsp when you save it, and gives you those little red circles on the left where there's errors.
3. In the latest version, they claim to support auto completion for taglibs.

Posted by Will Gayther on October 14, 2003 at 08:24 AM MDT #

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