A few days back, the Eclipse foundation released version 1.0 of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform. With all the features packed into Eclipse WTP 1.0, it’s our Java developer pick for the week.
The Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) project extends the Eclipse platform with tools for developing J2EE Web applications. The WTP project includes the following tools:
* Graphical editors for XSD and WSDL
J2EE project builders, and models and a J2EE navigator
* A Web service wizard and explorer, and WS-I Test Tools
* Database access and query tools and models.
Eclipse WTP 1.0 is an extensible, standards-based tool platform for developing J2EE and Web applications. WTP has already been adopted by the leading J2EE suppliers, including BEA, Borland, IBM, JBoss and ObjectWeb.
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
You can download WTP 1.0 from here. The Eclipse download mechanism has always been confusing and it’s difficult for beginners to figure out which project/files they require. The FAQ section should help or you could download the all-in-one package.
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