Domiclipse re-visited 03 Oct, 2006
It’s been some time since I needed to code some Java for a Notes / Domino application (heck, it’s been some time since I coded full-stop!), but just as I fired up Domino Designer’s dreadful Java IDE, a thought occurred: what about Domiclipse? It’s been some time since I last tinkered with it, so off I went to grab the latest version via Eclipse’s update mechanism. Within a few minutes I was good to go.
Domiclipse is easy to use. Once the plug-in is installed, simply select “Project” from the File » New menu, and then navigate to the Domiclipse project option. Now, tell the tool where your database is and it will discover all Java code therein, whether agents or libraries. Select which pieces you want to bring in to your Eclipse IDE, and you’re set.
This tool is awesome. Kudos to Keith Smillie! It’s just soooo good to be able to use Eclipse for Java in Domino. The sync back to Notes is quick’n’easy, no worries at all. And now I can refactor, test, tinker to my heart’s content.
Deep joy :-)