Eclipse tip: Rewind during debugging

When I am debugging, I often step through code very quickly and step over the line I am interested in. To get back to the line I have to start the debugging process all over again. This is time consuming if the there are multiple steps involved in the debugging process.

Eclipse has a feature called “Drop to Frame” which allows me to step back in the debugging process. Now if I miss a line I can just choose Drop to Frame and start from the beginning of the method again. I can also choose any stack frame and use Drop to Frame in its context menu to restart debugging from that method.

Eclipse Tip: Drop to Frame

This is a cool feature and is bound to save a lot of time for me. This works only with 1.4 or higher VM.