Recently the platform debug team has been working on a new idea for debug-view-less debugging. We have come up with the idea of a top-level toolbar for the common debug commands; so (in theory) you can debug with needing the debug view front and center of your current perspective. The new toolbar can be activated from within the debug view using the View Menu > Debug Toolbar menu item.
The root Eclipse bug for the enhancement is bug 258767
We have already found lots of room for improvement:
bug 359151, bug 264485, bug 360172, bug 360636 and bug 360637
So for all those interested in the debug-view-less debugging idea, please spend some time and try out the new toolbar, just remember to file bugs!
The toolbar look and feel: