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Plugin Release : XPath Workbook (beta)

Posted by sureshkrishna on February 24, 2009

Last couple of months have been quite hectic with my job and also in my personal life. Effectively this is my first blog entry this year on Eclipse. In the last one year i have been deeply involved creating XML manipulations and Eclipse plugins. XML and XPath development usually involves lot of experimentation with the XPath expressions and in the real time situations different functions and namespaces can get real creepy.

I could not afford licensing costs for the professional XPath and XML IDE integrations, i wrote one small “XPath Workbook” utility by my self. Even if would have got the license, i might not need all the features that a sophisticated plugin might provide. I am hoping that this is very helpful for others too, who would want to use it as-is or extend it further. I provided the downloads for update site and source on google code and in a short time i am planning to provide the documentation too. If you are working on XML/XPath centric projects, would encourage you to try this plugin and provide me feedback. I am also open, if anyone wants to participate or contribute to this project.

I am providing few screen shots of the plugin…

#1 XPath Workbook as a View


#2 XPath Workbook with Source XML to be tested


#3 Xpath Workbook with dynamic content assist


#4 XPath Wrokbook with Results


Happy Eclipse’ing.


6 Responses to “Plugin Release : XPath Workbook (beta)”

  1. Hmmm…have you seen the XPath View in the XSL Tools incubator project at eclipse? Does something similar, by allowing you test xpath expressions against the currently opened document.

  2. Jörg said

    David, the incubator XPath View doesn’t (yet) do code completion (aka “dynamic content assist”) within the XPath input field, does it?

  3. No not, yet, but adding field level content assistance wouldn’t be to difficult to do. Would just be a matter of leveraging some of the code that is in the XSLT content assistance.

    Patches for the XPath View for XSL Tools are encouraged and welcome. We usually get things in pretty quickly.

  4. eclipsesource said

    Can you make the pictures a bit smaller ;)? Or at least provide thumbnails…

  5. […] Evaluar expresiones Xpath en Eclipse Publicado Febrero 25, 2009 Java , Programacion XPath WorkBook es un plugin para Eclipse que nos permite escribir y evaluar expresiones Xpath sobre un fichero […]

  6. eclipsesource said
    February 25, 2009 at 3:58 pm e
    Can you make the pictures a bit smaller 😉 ? Or at least provide thumbnails…

    I never wanted that too. My wordpress was little strange uesterday and i could only upload the original pictures 🙂

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