my team uses Weblogic 8.1 and unfortunately also Workshop, which tags along. I find Workshop a royal pain, not least because it doesn't have proper unit testing support. Eclipse with workshop projects is even more painful. Lately I've been looking into IDEA most of all because of the numerous recommendations I've gotten. Yesterday I noticed that in the out-of-the-box templates there are templates for files required by weblogic. Unfortunately I can't make IDEA understand the .work-file that's at the base of all our Workshop application builds. Is there any possible way to get this connection working?
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Thanks John, but not really. First thing I did, was google, which of course found that. Sure it takes away the pain of debugging in Workshop, but not the development part, which is the worse of the two, especially since Workshop before 9.x doesn't support unit testing. Well, there IS a plugin for jUnit, but it makes the IDE even more unstable than it is out of the box.
Unfortunately IntelliJ IDEA's Weblogic support does not include the possibility of importing Weblogic Workshop project files (.work). You should use the "Create project from existing sources" option of the IntelliJ IDEA New Project Wizard, and then configure the deployment options for your Weblogic server.
If you need more help with setting up your project, feel free to ask.