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BetterBeansBinding: building with Eclipse

Posted by fabriziogiudici on April 28, 2009 at 5:50 AM PDT

Since BBB is build with Maven, it is pretty IDE agnostic. Specific instructions to build it with different tools are at the bottom of the Sofware Factory Wiki page. You can open and build the project with a single operation using NetBeans and IntelliJ IDEA. I believe it's possible to do the same with Eclipse - I'm not an expert of it, but asking for help I was pointed out to try a couple of specific plug-ins for Maven (I was a bit surprised that there was no Maven support out-of-the-box). I tried, but I faced with a problem about the incompatibility of some modules, that remembered me some nightmare experienced three years ago trying to use Eclipse with J2EE. I supposed these problems were gone away with the latest stuff (for the record I tried the latest Ganymede). I really don't have time to play with it, and probably I've got lazy as I've got acquanted with the NetBeans plugins that just install and work (not to mention the out-of-the-box support for many things), so if you're running Eclipse and Maven and would like to contribute with a few lines for the Wiki, you're welcome to take ownership of issue 29. Thanks!