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Help in getting started ...EJB-Weblogic-Eclipse

shweta mathur
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Joined: Sep 23, 2002
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Hi,
I am new to EJB, so wanted some help.
I have installed Weblogic8.1 and want to configure some IDE (like Eclipse) to run my sample EJBs. I have already downloaded Eclipse also. Can somebody tell me how to do it or give a reference to any document.
I have registered at myEclipseide, where I thought I'll get some plug-in for weblogic, but cud not get anything good.If I download MyEclipse Enterprise WorkBench, I guess I'll get it just for a 30 days trial.... that is it will be gone before I even give the exam !!
My idea was to learn EJB along with Weblogic and Eclipse instead of using simple TextPad. Can anybody help me in getting started with this combination.


--Shweta<br />SCJP 1.4 <br />SCWCD
Valentin Crettaz
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Shweta,
I would like to give you my personal opinion. I think that learning EJBs with a full-blown IDE is not a really good idea. The SCBCD exam will test you on the tiniest details of the EJB architecture. You might never get to know these details if you let an IDE take care of all the dirty stuff for you. Moreover, most of the time, IDEs have vendor-specific stuff that are not guaranteed by the spec. I would say that IDEs can be used once you know your stuff and once you have to actually build something useful with EJBs. Otherwise, I would advise you to use the TextPad (or any other text editor) so that you can really see what is involved in creating EJBs and making them work.
Just my $0.02...
[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]

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Mikalai Zaikin
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Yep,
I absolutely agree.
IDE can hide some subtle details of EJB development.
I would recommend you use some simple editor, JBoss, Ant, and command line.
Look at this :
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/entjbeans3/workbooks/


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Mikalai Zaikin
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or here :
JBoss 3.0 Work Book
shweta mathur
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Thanks you Valentin and Mikalai for your advice...
Fine, I defer working on eclipse for a month and will go back to my dear TextPad to learn EJB.
But still I guess I'll continue with weblogic as I have already installed it on my pc after 2 nights of downloading it.
Again, Thanks a lot for your advice !!
Sudd Ghosh
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
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I tried to learn it with WebSphere's WSAD 5.0. But it ate away all my memory and in no time my whole machine came to a halt. It was so frustating to waste time in just starting the server. I guess Sun's app server (J2EE RI) is what recommended by Kathy, though I haven't tried it.
Thanks, Sudd


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John Zoetebier
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With regard to Sun RI take care to download version 1.3 and not 1.4.
I have spend days to get an EJB client to work on 1.4 without success.
RI version 1.3 works fine though.
Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by John Zoetebier:
With regard to Sun RI take care to download version 1.3 and not 1.4.
I have spend days to get an EJB client to work on 1.4 without success.
RI version 1.3 works fine though.

as far as I remember,
the exam is about EJB v.2.0 (J2EE v 1.3), not EJB 2.1 (J2EE v.1.4)
[ September 12, 2003: Message edited by: Mikalai Zaikin ]
 
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