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From Michael Saunders <>
Subject Re: OFFTOPIC: a very good debugger
Date Mon, 24 Jul 2000 15:57:05 GMT
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I also have been using BugSeeker and it really is a great companion to
Ant. Especially for those of us who grow weary with bulky IDEs.
<p>vim/ctags/Ant/BugSeeker, what a combination!
<p>Jason Boehle wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE>I thought I would forward this along.&nbsp; Over
the past month or so, it has
<br>been my experience that most Java developers are unhappy with the debuggers
<br>they use (or just the tools in general), so I figured that finding
a good
<br>stand-alone debugger was worth sharing...
<p>The link is in the original mail at the bottom of the reply chain.
<p>Jason Boehle
<p>-----Original Message-----
<br>From: Jason Boehle
<br>Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 10:44 AM
<br>To: 'Hall, John'
<br>Subject: RE: EjbJar parameters
<p>I too was displeased with VA, Metamata, and all of the IDE debuggers
<p>Yes, we have been using it for over a month now (since the beta2 version).
<br>All of the developers using it (about half the team) love it.&nbsp;
Yes, it may
<br>not be as fast as a native application, but it seems to be a very robust
<br>product, so I can live with it.&nbsp; For example, we have a function
<br>contains a HUGE switch statement.&nbsp; Neither the Cafe or CodeWarrior
<br>could step into that function without crashing; BugSeeker can.&nbsp;
<br>does not require any debug info above and beyond what the Sun javac
<br>generates.&nbsp; Another feature of BugSeeker is the ability to debug
<br>running in a remote JVM.&nbsp; For example, you could run WebLogic
under a JVM
<br>with JPDA support, passing in the correct command-line parameters,
<br>allowing BugSeeker to connect and debug EJBs remotely in their native
<br>runtime environment!&nbsp; I am very happy with the support of the
product.&nbsp; I
<br>have posted several issues and feature requests on their support forums,
<br>almost always have received a response in a few hours.&nbsp; My biggest
<br>is WHY are they only charging $195? =)
<p>Jason Boehle
<p>-----Original Message-----
<br>From: Hall, John [<a href=""></a>]
<br>Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 9:58 AM
<br>To: 'Jason Boehle'
<br>Subject: RE: EjbJar parameters
<p>Hey, thanks Jason.&nbsp; Do you use this tool?&nbsp; My development
team is looking
<br>for a good debugger and so far have had no luck.&nbsp; Visual Cafe
can't run your
<br>app unless you work within their projects, which have a large number
<br>problems.&nbsp; VisualAge requires that you use their repository (which
<br>accepts java files).&nbsp; We looked at Metamata, but that expects
you to use
<br>their java compiler which puts byte codes in the classes that are unreadable
<br>by WebLogic (and probably other app servers/tools as well).&nbsp; Any
input you
<br>may have would be greatly appreciated.&nbsp; Thanks.
<p>-----Original Message-----
<br>From: Jason Boehle [<a href=""></a>]
<br>Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 8:41 AM
<br>To: ''
<br>Subject: RE: EjbJar parameters
<p>> (BTW, this is THE COOLEST development tool I have seen in a really
<br>> time.)
<p>Take a look at the Karmira BugSeeker 2 stand-alone debugger,
<br><a href=""></a>.&nbsp;
If you thought Ant was cool...
<p>Jason Boehle

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