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JSP Plugin for Eclipse?

Does anyone know of a good JSP Plugin for Eclipse? I've found that the available XML and JSP Editors are not very good, and I resort to HomeSite (which I love) for most of my regular text editing. I'd love to find a tool that does code completion for JSPs. I suppose I could use Dreamweaver, but they don't have a copy here in the office. BTW, I found the Lomboz plugin, but it doesn't appear to be latest-eclipse-release compliant.

Posted in Java at Mar 12 2003, 01:28:39 PM MST 17 Comments

The BEST plugin for JSP's is this little app called IDEA :D It is sooo good at all things web related. XML, HTML, JSP, and oh yeah... it is good at that Java stuff too. If you haven't given it a try, you must. Just take 15 minutes, download, install, and open up your favorite Java app. If you don't like it, please post why.

Posted by Carl on March 12, 2003 at 07:25 PM MST #

I'm aware of IDEA and I know it's a great IDE. The last time I tried to use it, I found myself wanting Eclipse back - simply b/c I've become use to Eclipse. I'm sure if I used it for a couple weeks, I'd become an IDEA fan. However, I'm sold on the <em>free</em> part of Eclipse and see no need for IDEA at the present time. I don't really need a JSP Plugin, just wanted to see if one is available. Chances are, no matter how good it is, I'd end up using HomeSite anyway.

Posted by Matt Raible on March 12, 2003 at 11:14 PM MST #

Have to agree with Carl. IDEA is the way forward and just does everything that you want it to very easily. I picked it up during the sale in January for $199 which apparently happens twice a year. I've even managed to help convince our company to buy some (full price) licenses! :-)

Posted by Anonymous on March 13, 2003 at 08:26 AM MST #

Posting comments isn't working properly. :-(

Posted by Simon Brown on March 13, 2003 at 08:29 AM MST #

I don't think you're going to see a really good JSP plugin, until 2.2 ships. I think you need a lot of the features that Eclipse has planned in 2.2, such as "Improve support for Java-like source files" and the "Display HTML in a widget" I looked into this some, because I want to make Korfe a JSF designer too. This would mean supporting JSP and JSTL. The project I looked at was

Posted by Jeff Duska on March 13, 2003 at 08:49 AM MST #

It seems that the IntelliJunkies are getting a bit obnoxious about IDEA being the best. I totally understand the free is good. I also understand the HomeSite love. I still have my copy of HomeSite 4 :)

Posted by Carl on March 13, 2003 at 03:47 PM MST #

solarecipse on does JSP and XML for Eclipse.

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Posted by gunjan bohra on July 02, 2006 at 05:29 AM MDT #

Eclipse is really piece of shit compared to IDEA. I am kinda ppl who are lazy to post any comment but i really can't stand eclipse anymore. No default jsp support, treat jsp page like any notepad document. After installed the web devepment plugin, it auto restarts but failed to save any of my modified files!!!!!! Sucks a big big time!!!!

Posted by Wayne on November 14, 2006 at 12:08 AM MST #

Any updates on what JSP plugin for eclipse is best?

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