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<title>Building Administrative Applications in Eclipse</title>
<date>November 12, 2004</date>
<name>Doina Klinger</name>
<name>Chris Markes</name>
Eclipse is most commonly used as a platform for tools that allow
the user to construct or assemble an end product out of
development resources. It is less usual to use Eclipse as an
administrative tool for monitoring existing runtime systems or
applications. This article will describe some of the issues that
arise in this case and illustrate possible solutions. It will
show you can build an Eclipse perspective dedicated to the
monitoring task. Running processes are shown in a dedicated view
which always reflects their current state. You can start/stop
the process, manage connections, invoke operations that the
server exposes, examine server output and view events generated
by the running applications.