Anabella Watson
Marketing & Social media lead. Loves tacos.
Posted on Mar 18th 2016

Today, we’re so proud to announce a series of key technologies new to MyEclipse and our latest product, Webclipse. With our considerable understanding of developers and the vast array of software technologies that some use while others could care less, we tried focusing on different areas to ensure most of you get to truly enjoy and fall in love with this release.

Let’s starts with my favorite, Live Preview. Web development can be a pain when you make changes and want to instantly view these changes across multiple browsers or mobile emulators. It is so easy to break something in one browser, while fixing it in another. Does this sounds familiar?

Well, Live Preview brings to Eclipse the rapid development of Web content with real-time display of changes across multiple browsers or mobile emulators simultaneously.  You can edit CSS and see colors, fonts and margins update real time.  You can change HTML and change Div styling, add list items, or change the structure of a page.  You can even edit static blocks in JSPs.

How awesome would it be if you didn’t have to just imagine the changes you applied to your code, but saw those changes happening right there before your eyes? Instantly. The only question left to ask is what to do with all that extra efficiency and time on your hands?


JS Debugging- Hot-swap JavaScript code to browser
also adds to the functionality of Live Preview. While Live Preview does HTML, CSS, etc., using Hot-swap JavaScript code to browser in the JavaScript debugger means you can also live-test changes in the JavaScript code as well.  The lifecycle is a little different than visual design, but probably equally important to you. Now testing your JavaScript changes in the browser doesn’t require you to reload the page.

JS Debugging- Source Map Support is also something you don’t want to miss. If being able to relate the original source files to the actual files built is something that appeals to you, you might want to continue reading.

With Source Map Support you can now debug more complex JavaScript deployments that have some sort of manipulation of the JavaScript by processes such as transpilation (e.g., TypeScript or CoffeeScript), minification (e.g., minifyJS or UglifyJS) or bundling (e.g., Browserify).

If you are a Webclipse or MyEclipse user the features mentioned above can be of great help to save you time and improve your efficiency. Ultimately that is our main goal. If you are only into MyEclipse, keep reading because there is more for you.

While Hibernate 5 sounds like something out of a superhero movie, it kind of is (at least for us). Hibernate 5 is a way for Java programmers to easily connect to a database. It can provide you simple Objects to work with instead of writing low level SQL statements. It comes with exciting new features, like: Hibernate search which transparently indexes your objects and offers fast regular, full-text and geolocation search. Hibernate validator, Improved Java 8 support, Hibernate OGM & bootstrapping API. All this now available on MyEclipse. Learn more about them here.

While it was great to be able to push code to a local server and try new changes, we wanted to go beyond that. We bring you Remote Websphere Connectors. Now you don’t have to stay local. Push code up to a remote server on another system. Let your testing team immediately try the fix you are working on.

Last but not least, Introducing CSS 3. CSS 3 advanced characteristics takes CSS to a whole other level. Learn more about CSS 3 here.

If you think CI1 was packed with amazing features, you don’t want to miss CI2. It will blow your mind (not literally)!

See It In Action

Live preview video
Remote websphere video