this should be an easy way to create and launch a Debug Configuration:
- Right click on your project in the Project Explorer view to open the context menu
- Select the Debug As > 1 Ac6 STM32 C/C++ Application command
- creates a debug configuration
- fills it with the all the needed value (you can check it)
- program the board, and
- start a debug session
Of course there are other way to do the same task (using the Menu or the button in the Toolbar).
About the IDE learning curve, you are probably right. I’m only an Eclipse enthusiast. But, I can’t find a better IDE for embedded application.And I have also used many IDE in my life.
Eclipse, for example, provides a lot of power features to analyze source code, if you organize your project in a proper way (use Source Folder instead of simple Foder to store your source files, aldo for the header; keep all your project files in the project, don’t excude the headre, etc.). Moreover I think also to the potentiality of Eclipse. It is possible to extend it with plugins in order to address the need of specific class of embeded application. Maybe in a future version we have CubeMX integrated in SystemWorkbench. What is your favorite IDE?