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Eclipse project configuration, OMG

Solo Chiang

Joined: Sep 14, 2005
Posts: 18
Hi to all

I just joined a company and figured out their "standard" eclipse configuration really make my jaw hit on the floor.

They have one J2EE application, which contains 3 web module, 1 ejb module.
In the project I worked before, we usually have 3 dynamic web projects for these 3 web modules, 1 ejb project for this ejb module. And another J2EE project which defines which modules is included in this project.

But in this company that I just joined, they have a big fat J2EE project and Dynamic Web project pointing to the same directory UNDER their weblogic installation folder. And this two projects are actually pointing to the same directory. In another words, they don't need to do any real deployment, since their work is done right under server installation directory.

I tried to tell them it is not good that they coupled everything together but I am wondering if somebody could give me a more systematic explanation why they are not doing things in the right way? I need more bullets, thank you.
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Mhh, to me that configuration sounds like asking for trouble. On the other hand, I haven't ever tried it. They have, so their word has to count for more than mine.

I'd advise you to work with that configuration for a while, and when you spot real problems or possible improvements, your words will have a lot more weight.

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