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Mark Binau
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Joined: Mar 04, 2004
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I have been using WSAD for a short while in my day job and I really like it. At the office we deploy .ear files to our WAS environment.

Just for fun (on my own dime) I have also barely started to look at Eclipse and using it with Tomcat as the application server. Does the concept of an J2EE Enterprise Application (ear) project exist in Eclipse/Tomcat? In WSAD I can select New/Project/J2EE/Enterprise Application Project. In Eclipse, I don't have J2EE as a choice. Is there a plugin for this functionality?

In WSAD the GUI interface for the EAR (application) Deployment Descriptor allowed me to specify a utility project where I could keep classes that were common to multiple projects. Does this functionality exist for Eclipse?

Carlos, if I had read your book would I already know the answers to these questions?


Thanks,
Mark
Jeff Pierce
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Joined: Jan 04, 2002
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If you are doing servlet development from Eclipse, you should get a plug-in such as the Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher plugin, which is what I use. This allows you to create .war files, debug servlets,... Keep in mind Tomcat is only a servlet engine, not a full blown J2EE stack.
Carlos Valcarcel
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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Originally posted by Mark Binau:
I have been using WSAD for a short while in my day job and I really like it. At the office we deploy .ear files to our WAS environment.

Just for fun (on my own dime) I have also barely started to look at Eclipse and using it with Tomcat as the application server. Does the concept of an J2EE Enterprise Application (ear) project exist in Eclipse/Tomcat? In WSAD I can select New/Project/J2EE/Enterprise Application Project. In Eclipse, I don't have J2EE as a choice. Is there a plugin for this functionality?

In WSAD the GUI interface for the EAR (application) Deployment Descriptor allowed me to specify a utility project where I could keep classes that were common to multiple projects. Does this functionality exist for Eclipse?

Carlos, if I had read your book would I already know the answers to these questions?


Thanks,
Mark


If you want to do J2EE development you will be best served by looking at plug-ins like MyEclipse, Sysdeo Tomcat, Lomboz and the WebTools project. Out-of-the-box Eclipse only does plain Java development. You could always execute Ant from within Eclipse to create the various things you need, but a plug-in will be more convenient.

Carlos


Carlos Valcarcel, Director<br /><a href="http://www.triveratech.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Trivera Technologies LLC</a>, carlos@triveratech.com<br />Author of Eclipse Kick Start
David Ulicny
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I use Ant in Eclipse to create an ear.


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