Figure 1 – Debug controls for Visual Studio
Figure 2 – Debug Controls for Eclipse
Figure 3 – Debugging in Visual Studio
Figure 4 – Debugging in Eclipse
The plug-ins also enable developers to profile web applications. There are a number of windows and tools that really maximize and optimize the web application performance. They offer various tools to find out where any bottlenecks may be occurring when loading content and images, as well as displaying XML HTTP Response objects when you’re using AJAX on your website.
Another really cool feature of the plug-ins is that they enable remote website debugging, as if it were your own site running locally. Web content is pulled down from a server (the Visual Studio internal server or the server running in Eclipse for local content), with the debugger then attached to those files. This really helps when building web applications in teams, as you can easily pull down the content from someone else’s web page and debug.
More information on the plug-ins can be found on the BlackBerry® Developer Zone, with some videos and tutorials to help get started using the plug-ins.
This will definitely be an area of the BlackBerry web development toolset you’ll want to keep an eye on in the near future!