Free web application vulnerability scanner for Eclipse

Contrast released Contrast for Eclipse 1.0 already a little while ago. The Eclipse plug-in works as a runtime security scanner and checks for security vulnerabilities in your web application while executing it in Eclipse. Promised by Contrast on Eclipse Marketplace is an Automated detection of OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities. This is the first free tool […]

Remove Checkstyle warnings for certain classes

Checkstyle warnings for generated or automatically filled classes like Messages.java in Eclipse RCP can be annoying. But even without the .checkstyle file under version control, it is possible to deactivate Checkstyle warnings for selected files. First you have to add the SuppressionFilter module to your Checkstyle configuration file: <module name=”SuppressionFilter”>  <property name=”file” value=”${samedir}suppressions.xml”/> </module> The […]

Eclipse RCP export failure

Even though the JCrypTool runtime in Eclipse is working perfectly fine, exporting the product via the Product Configuration Editor fails on OS X 10.8.2 with Java 1.7.0_09 (the same happened with 1.7.0_07). Every export crashes after 2 percent with the following exception: /[…]/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.pde.core/temp/org.eclipse.pde.container.feature/compile.org.eclipse.pde.[…]/build.xml:31: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_09.jdk/Contents/Home/Classes does not exist. The following error occurred while executing this line: […]

Alphabetically sorting Eclipse RCP help pages and custom bookmark titles

Extending the Eclipse help in a RCP is easy. However, there seem to be some hidden features as we have lately discovered for JCrypTool. Since JCrypTool is heavily based on crypto plug-ins which do extend our platform, we do include lots of other plug-ins via anchors in the online help: <topic label=”Signatures” href=”toc.html” sort=”true”>   <anchor […]

XML Security Tools in danger

Yes, the XML Security Tools are really in danger. Those of you following the improvement of the project didn‘t see much lately. Not that I'm not interested in Eclipse or XML Security any more. But my free time is very limited and I desperately need a co-developer supporting me and the project. As a first […]