The Open Source Eclipse project can provide a wealth of tools that can be used in conjunction with IBM BPM:
- soapUI - http://www.soapui.org/eclipse/update/site.xml
- Java EE and Web Tools
The Java EE and Web Tools package is ideal for building Java EE WAR applications for deployment into a WAS server.
- Class Locator Plugin – A tool to help locate Classes missing from classpaths
- https://code.google.com/p/pathtools/ - Path tools (also in Marketpace)
Developing Java EE Apps
Through the Eclipse Marketplace we can install the IBM development tools for WebSphere Application Server v8.5. This provides us with the tools and other mechanics for building and deploying applications for WAS. While not strictly necessary for any kind of BPM work, there may come times when we wish to run native Java EE apps.
When working in this mode, we must launch Eclipse with the Java JVM supplied by IBM BPM. To achieve that, edit the
eclipse.ini file and find the line which starts with
--launcher and append after that:
This must occur before the