I use Eclipse at home (I run Ubuntu), but I can’t say that this plugin excites me terribly. I use the debugging in firebug for a lot of different things (with our own debugging wrapper: dbug.js) and I don’t know that I want all that stuff diverted into my editor… Still, it’s cool and I’ll probably install it just to see if it’s more useful than firebug on its own. I don’t really get all the mileage out of Eclipse that I could, so maybe this is just another instance of me not getting it entirely. To you Eclipse users out there, what do you think?
Note: the comments on ajaxian imply that this plugin isn’t quite ready for prime time as of this posting.
via ajaxian, via Dean Edwards…
John J. Barton has released a new open source framework named Fireclipse that enables nice coupling of Firefox and Eclipse for debugging purposes, working on top of Firebug.
- Fireclipse routes error messages from Firefoxâ€™s
- Fireclipse positions an Eclipse editor on the source line reported by Firefox.
- Calls to
dump()end up on the Eclipse console
- Fireclipse adds an Eclipse panel to Firebug
- Extensions to Firebug include:
- debug event handlers
- route error messages to eclipse
- executable line numbers marked
Take a peak at the page of screenshots to see it setup in Firefox and Eclipse.
( via Dean Edwards )