Visually debug your Swing Applications

The December edition of the Oracle Java Newsletter just went out yesterday and the feature topic this month is Swing development.

If you are still not subscribed to this newsletter you should - here is how.

The newsletter includes a short introduction to another hidden JDeveloper Jam - the unique Visual UI Debugger for Swing.



This debugger makes it very easy to find your way around a complex Swing application by giving you a visual way to select specific objects in the layout and get the required information about them including events, listeners, properties and more. (and it is so easy to use that I got it working after a 2 minute demo by Cedric).

If you are a swing developer - try this out on your application - I promise you you'll love it.

p.s.

Just noticed that this is the second blog entry this week about debugging features in JDeveloper (which joins previous posts about JSP remote debugging, XSLT debugging and a debugging tips how-to). I wonder, is the fact that I write so much about debuggers an indication of the condition my Java code is in?

Enjoy,

Shay

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