Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java Web Applications by Naci Dai, Lawrence Mandel, Arthur Ryman
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Chapter 16 - Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse

-Theodore Roosevelt

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly, I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Most IDEs, even the great ones, are limited in the tools that can be reasonably included and as such cannot solve every development tooling need of every software developer. One of the great benefits of using Eclipse as your IDE is the extensible nature of the platform. This benefit, while not listed in terms of tools that you can use, provides you with the ability to customize your IDE to suit your needs by plugging in any Eclipse tool.

WTP has currently limited its scope to a subset of Java Web application development tools. However, because WTP is an Eclipse project, you can further customize your Web development IDE to suit your additional Web development needs. This chapter showcases other Eclipse-based Web tools that can help beef up your Web development IDE. Some of the tools that we will cover in this chapter extend WTP, providing additional functionality for the existing tools. Others do not integrate with WTP directly but can be used alongside WTP in Eclipse to create broader Web-based development coverage in your IDE.

To allow you to focus your reading on the tools that you need, we will present the tools in this chapter by the language that they support. In the following sections we will cover Web development tools for Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

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Other Sections in This Chapter

  • Java Web Tools
    • BEA Workshop
    • CodeGear JBuilder
    • Exadel Studio
    • IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
    • JBoss IDE for Eclipse
    • MyEclipse
    • ObjectWeb Lomboz
    • SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio
    • W4T Eclipse
  • Perl Web Tools
    • EPIC
  • PHP Web Tools
    • Eclipse PHP Development Tools Project
    • PHPEclipse
  • Python Web Tools
    • PyDev
  • Ruby Web Tools
    • RadRails
  • Summary