1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 31, 2006 10:13 AM by Monkey Den

    Seam GUI development

    Hardy Ferentschik Novice

      Hi all,

      I am just wondering if anyone can help me with a development related problem. We started our project of with a maven2 build structure as found under http://vyzivus.host.sk/maven2-seam.html. Our structure is looks some how likes (/dvdstore contains the top level parent pom) this:

       /dvdstore
       /dvdstore-ear
       /dvdstore-ejb
       /dvdstore-web
      

      Running 'mvn install' in the /dvdstore directory will build all my artifacts and I can deploy my ear file via running 'mvn cargo:start' from within the /dvdstore-ear directory. So far so good, but I think it is a little bit tedious to rebuild the whole ear file all the time even though I just make changes to the GUI. I would like to deploy just the ejbs from within the /dvdstore-ejb directory and then run the webapp from within /dvdstore-web in a maven war:inplace fashion.

      I am wondering if anyone has been able to do something like this or if this is actually even possible, eg does using seam imply that I cannot separate the webapp from the ejbs any more?

      Thanks for your help.

      --Hardy

        • 1. Re: Seam GUI development
          Monkey Den Master

          From my experience, you'd have to deploy as an exploded war, which I haven't had time to try yet. I have no reason to believe it won't work. I would agree that redeploying the whole app is a drag on dev time. To save much more time, use the JDTCompilerAdapter when building (if you use Eclipse), which allows you to do hot code swap while stepping through your code.