This lunchtime, I did something I’ll probably later regret: creating a new project. As if I don’t have enough on my plate already.
The idea has been rattling around my head for a while – I use Eclipse nearly all day, and I figured that Eclipse is a great toolchain hosting platform. It gets rid of some of the issues surrounding the re-platforming of WebScarab Classic features to NG, which seems to have been stalled for a long time, and adds more of its own issues, such as what will I do with other projects I have commitments such as ESAPI for PHP and the OWASP Guide.
The biggest challenge is the initial muck work of porting software not designed for Eclipse to Eclipse in a reasonable way and not getting side tracked with all the great ideas I’ve got – all of which rely upon the engine and basic functionality to exist prior to even starting them.
There’s a lot of ideas I want to get into a tool, and so if you’re interested in helping, please call by the Google Code site:
5 thoughts on “WebScarab For Eclipse”
FWIW, there is an existing port of WebScarab to eclipse that you might want to extend, rather than reinventing the wheel.
Thanks for the tip. You told me about this project when we last talked about this at bootcamp in March, and my concerns for not using then are still the same now.
That port is an old version of WebScarab targeting an old version of Eclipse, which is not where I wanted to start from. I want to use the new NG engine, which you’ve plowed a lot of time into and should be more stable for larger sessions than the old engine.
My hope is that I can use the back ends of your NG project and plug ins with relatively minimal changes. The UI will obviously be targeting Eclipse rather than the new NG UI.
Plus, the old WS for Eclipse project has been abandoned for nearly three years. I will contact the author and see if he wants to help.
Out of curiosity, how did your work here ever pan out? Were you able to strike any new interest? I’ve had some thoughts on the matter myself. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Mandriva’s SWIM client but it would be interesting to see WebScarab turn into something like this.
What are your thoughts?
I’ve put it on hold – there’s a lot going on at the moment with my and my family’s health, I’ve moved back to Australia, and started a new job. It’ll have to take a back seat to ESAPI for PHP, which is more pressing, and OWASP Developer Guide, which is starting to get very long in the tooth.
I would like it if the real WebScarab moved there as it could really benefit from being in a tool chain that everyone has easy access to on so many platforms.