Thursday, September 24, 2015

Debug Web application in tomcat with Intellij Idea

Tomcat facilitate the debugging capability with JPDA to web app developers and it explained in the official wiki of tomcat. However, document is not giving any explicit document for debugging with  Intellij Idea. Therefore in this blog, Step by Step guide is given to debug the web app hosted in tomcat with Intellij Idea.


Step 1
Export the JPDA port 
LM-SFA-00871979:apache-tomcat-7.0.64 vsivajothy$ export JPDA_ADDRESS="8080"

Step 2
Start the Tomcat server with JPDA

LM-SFA-00871979:apache-tomcat-7.0.64 vsivajothy$ bin/catalina.sh jpda start


Step 3

Create a remort debugging with Intellij Idea with port that given for JPDA.



Step 4
Run the project with