Saturday, November 28, 2015

Step-by-step debug configurations for GWT application in Spring Tool Suite (STS) IDE


Good day.

I've just been assigned a complicated Spring application implemented using GWT which I don't have prior knowledge and experience.

I desperately need your help on how to debug the application so I can dissect it.

The setup is this. The IDE used for the GWT application is Spring Tool Suite (STS) IDE because it is a Spring application basically. The application has to be run on a Tomcat instance running outside of the STS IDE. The Tomcat is running either on the same local machine or on a remote one.

What I would like to do is as I access the application via the browser and interacts/navigates with it by clicking buttons, menus, etc, the STS IDE should be in Debug mode and hits breakpoints that I set previously.

After googling for several days now, I have found a lot of tutorials/links/articles but I could not really find one that gives a novice web application developer like a step-by-step guide on how to debug the application given the above scenario.

Please kindly help me with a step-by-step guide with example on each step on how to debug the application given the above scenario/requirements.

Thank you very much in advance for all your help.


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