Do you remember Cypher in the Matrix? “You get used to it; I don't even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, redhead.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAYXgbSlSv0
With the new Maximo Anywhere 7.6.4 the set-up is simplified and streamlined. To make changes to a Maximo Anywhere application, the minimum you need do is modify the app.xml. This is a relatively simple exercise.
Working with Maximo Application designer (which modifies the XML behind the scenes,) is simple to make screen changes. With Maximo Anywhere you might choose to use Notepad or Notepad++ (or some other similarly equipped tool which lets you “see” the XML.)
Using an IDE (such as Eclipse) helps you to “see the blonde….” With Maximo Anywhere you can use any Integrated Development Environment. I like Eclipse because I use it for not only Maximo Anywhere but also, BIRT and other projects. I use the Mars release for Maximo Anywhere.
After following the setup guidance provided in the Knowledge Center (https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSPJLC_7.6.4/com.ibm.si.mpl.doc/install/t_install_dev_environment.html) , you import the Maximo Anywhere project
You can address this by adding to Eclipse the following:
- Go to Help | Install New Software. Then add click on Mange. This will open a dialog box where you can Add...
- Then in then dialog box enter http://download.eclipse.org/wildwebdeveloper/snapshots and give it the name "Wild Web Developer". Afterwards, add the software. (See Figure 1.)
Adding this software is not essential. It will address an annoyance in your Eclipse IDE, by removing all the red "x"s you see in the project explorer. Visually it will help you “see” your code better