Friday, September 30, 2005

Evaluating MyEclipse IDE for JSF Development

Today I decided to start really evaluating MyEclipse IDE. Their 4.0 version offers many new and exciting enhancements including some for JSF development. These are just a few observations I've made thus far and as I continue to use it I'm sure I'll be adding more.

  • When in design mode, after adding a component, the mouse cursor will turn to a circle with a line and not allow you to click in the design editor anymore. Switching to source mode then back to design mode fixes this until the next time you add a component.
  • There is no palette component for h:outputText (forums - known issue. have to wait until next version at least)
  • Design mode does not represent a panelGrid correctly. For example, I created a panelGrid with 2 columns. I then added 4 components expecting 2 columns. In design mode all four components are displayed in a horizontal flow layout. Not a grid layout as expected. Same goes for the preview tab.
  • There is no tool button on the faces-config design palette for adding a managed-bean.
  • When adding a managed-bean with properties via the wizard, the managed-bean declaration in faces-config contains managed-properties for each declared property. At the very least this should be an option as managed-properties are, at most times, not required.
  • There are no options to specify expression language values for managed-properties.
  • There is currently no palette support for MyFaces extensions, although MyEclipse IDE has MyFaces support which is to say it adds JAR's for you and web.xml entires. (forums - known issue. Have to wait for next version and even then it's a maybe??)

Ok, these seem to all be complaints. Hopefully as I use it more I'll have something good to say about it. I've searched for some of these issues on the support forums and noted findings in the list above.


Basket said...

Bon jour. Le temps amer que je vois.

Chercher le temps et quelques comment terrien ici.

Blog agréable.

Je devrai revenir plus tard.

Unknown said...

Man there is alot of comment spam I have noticed. Is there any way to remove it from the blogs?

jeckels said...

Thanks for looking at MyEclipse. This blog resurfaced as part of javablogs "hot blogs" and is therefore being noticed again by many.
However, due to the fact that this post is now two years old, it should be considered somewhat irrelevant, as I'm sure the author would agree. Many of the issues addressed in the blog are now inconsequential in the product, and there have been over 15 releases of MyEclipse since this point.

We would love to get an updated review from you utilizing some of MyEclipse's current technology in whatever aspects are most pertinent to you.


Gregg Bolinger said...


Yea, sorry about that. I had to add this blog to Javablogs and it grabbed everything. I'm not real sure why.