I've been looking and I can't find anything worthwhile or up to date. I'm trying to learn using Eclipse. I tried to use the Sun provided tutorial but it's for Netbeans and some parts of it won't work, I can't even get it configured because it is not explained well. So now i'm trying to find a tutorial using Eclipse but there is nothing out there.
Where can I find some Eclipse oriented J2ee tutorials or some tutorials that are IDE independant but still easy to translate to IDE processes
I have a bunch of tutorials on my website that are full multimedia, with the full code available for both viewing and for download. The tutorials use IBM's Rational Application Developer, but since IRAD is built on top of Eclipse, you'll find a great deal of similarity, much more than you would compared to NetBeans.
IBM spent years of time, and millions of dollars developing rapid application development tools. Of course, adoption was always a challenge. So, back in about 2001/2002, they developed a basic, Java IDE that was flexible, pluggable, and pruneable. This basic environment they released to the open source community to eat up. Anyone can add plugins, and take advantage of the basic plumbing that eclipse provides.
IBM adds their own, very awesome plugins to eclipse, that make HTML, JSP, Servlet, EJB, XML, Portal and all sorts of other development possible. Eclipse, configured with various IBM plugins, is marketed as WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) in the past, and now as IBM's Rational Application Developer (IRAD). Other configureations are like Rational Architect, Rational Web Developer, etc...All of which simply plug into eclipse.
A set of free plugins is available for download, and it's called Lomboz. It's solid.
Of coures, Eclipse doesn't come with a deployment envionrment, so you end up having to download Tomcat (for Servlets and JSPs), JBoss (for EJBs) or JetSpeed2 (for portlet development).
Lots of stuff to do, but it is an awesome playground. If you're doing this for work, your work should have a standard configuration you should be following.
Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Cool, I'm a consultant (not on a formal assignment right now) so wherever I go has different kinds of setups going on. I'm just trying to learn it in Eclipse because that is what I have used the most and what most of our clients use. Do the IBM versions come with deployment functionalities?