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Idea rocks for software archaeology

The other day I had to make some screenshots of an application we developed one year ago. Unfortunately we had not the whole production environment ready for running, and I didn’t want to setup an application server just for some screenshots. Therefore I imported the source tree into IDEA. Thank good the whole thing had an ejb abstraction layer so I whipped out the ejb client stuff and began to make a dummy implementation. Boy I love IDEA’s “implement method” support, after some “New Class”, implement this or that interface and a few hits on Alt-Enter, and some dummy typing I was done. 15 Minutes to make a dummy implementation is great.


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