Monday, March 30, 2009

Java doesNotUnderstand-like behaviour in Eclipse

Kent Beck tweeted this recently. I've been doing this for years, but I guess it's not as widely used as I assumed.

Window | Preferences | Java | Code Style | Code Templates | Code | Method Body

// ${todo} Auto-generated method stub
throw new UnsupportedOperationException("Not implemented");

Then add a breakpoint to your Debugger Breakpoint view:

New Java Exception for UnsupportedOperationException that hasn't been caught.

IDEA supports something similar, since I had it set up then as well, but I've not used IDEA for a couple of years.

I tend not to use debuggers; I prefer tests, but sometimes a debugger's the thing.