What advice can you give for using the eclipse IDE for development of web components and J2EE applications intended for deployment to JBoss application server? I particularly like the Borland Together Developer 2006 product, which is fully based on Eclipse. Note that like to create deployment descriptors, Ant and other artifacts manually (not via websphere automation tricks) Thanks. [ February 08, 2006: Message edited by: john findler ]
John, First, you're doing the right thing by using Ant - you need to have a build environment outside the IDE to support collaborative development, unittesting, Continuous Integration, and so on.
I've used Eclipse with JBoss before, and it was pretty easy to set up. You need to add J2EE stubs (HttpServletRequest, and so on) to your CLASSPATH. Copy the following files from $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/lib to your Eclipse project and add them to the project CLASSPATH:
If you need to invoke Stateless Session Beans fro outside the container, you'll also need to copy the following file from $JBOSS_HOME/client/lib to your Eclipse project and add it to the project CLASSPATH: