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Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java™ Web Applications by Arthur Ryman, Lawrence Mandel, Naci Dai

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Chapter 16Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse

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.

—Theodore Roosevelt

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, ...

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