14 Replies Latest reply on Oct 26, 2006 7:50 AM by Mark Rosenthal

    JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial

    weiming chen Newbie

      Hi there

      I am new to JBoss EJB IDE, and trying to create an EJB3 application following JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial. However, I am stuckat Chapter 5, as when I click XDoclet Configurations, system says "The currently displayed page contains invalid values". My only guess is that error is caused form FiboBean.java . Because when I click F2 on FiboBean, it shows "The serializable class FiboBean does not declare a static final serialVersionUID field of type long"

      Can anyone help me to fix it please?

      Cheers
      Ming

        • 1. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
          Won-ki Kim Newbie

          your probably using Eclipse 3.2...

          the tutorial is using 3.1

          you need to download the JBoss Eclipse IDE for Eclipse 3.2

          but i'm still stuck on the deploy section..

          anyway keeping asking in the forum for help

          • 2. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
            weiming chen Newbie

            Yes, your guess is correct. I am using 3.2 version, but not 3.1 version. Actually, I figuered out my last problem, and I successfully delopied my ear file into deploy folder. The total size is about 8k. However, when I turned on JBoss server and tried to run http:localhost:8080/fibo, it shows 404 error. My guess this time is something wrong with my xml file, but I didn't change anything from the tutorial.
            Does anyone have the same problem?

            Cheers
            Ming

            • 3. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
              leah pastoral Newbie

              Hi Ming,
              so you were able to go past chapter 5 when you re-install eclipse 3.1? I am having the same problem as you did earlier and i'm going out of my mind trying to figure it out. I am using eclipse 3.2.1. thanks!

              • 4. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                weiming chen Newbie

                Yes, I can pass chapter 5 with version 3.2. I guess that you missed out something at XDoclet Configurations setting. I suggest you to delete EJB and Web configuration, and then build them again, make sure that you are exactly following the instructions.

                • 5. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                  leah pastoral Newbie

                  again, need your help =(

                  i am on chapter 11, Deployment, and i dont know what to do. the console does not show any deployment activity but the resource looks like it was deployed (a small decorator appears on the top-left conrner of the FiboApp.ear icon). I'm stuck!!! Need help please...

                  • 6. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                    weiming chen Newbie

                    Which version of JBoss Eclipse IDE are you using now? As I know that the deployment of ear between 1.6 and 2.0 are slightly different. Because I am using version 2.0, when I finished setting up the classpath for JBoss server at Eclipse, I only need to click run JBoss server, and it will automatically deploy an ear file into my JBoss deploy folder.

                    • 7. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                      Marcel van Eck Newbie

                      Hi, I am stuck at chapter 10.
                      I can run my JBoss server in the Eclipse IDE.
                      However, the tutorial states that I need to add the server under the 'Debug' menu item. I have no JBoss servers on the 'create, manage and run configurations' window.
                      The only JBoss item is JBoss AOP Application (and that seems to be something else).

                      I am running JBoss AS 4.04 and downloaded the IDE+Eclipse bundle (JBoss IDE 2.0.0, Eclipse 3.2.1)

                      • 8. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                        Mark Rosenthal Newbie

                        If you are using JBoss IDE 2.x, you should watch the videos at:

                        http://docs.jboss.com/jbosside/jboss-as/NewAndNoteworthy/jbosside2.0.0.beta2.html

                        A very big part of the development and deployment process has been upgraded from what is documented in the 1.x tutorial.

                        Two basic differences:

                        To create a new project:
                        Choose File->New->Other...
                        In the New dialog, open the EJB node and select EJB Project, do not use the JBoss Eclipse IDE node as described in the 1.x tutorial. When creating your session bean, use 'XDoclet Enterprise JavaBean' again, under the EJB node.

                        This approach exposes the new productivity features in 2.x that allow automatic generation of interfaces, deployment descriptors, (and the EAR too!) without having to fill in XDoclet tags or configure Xdoclet and Packaging as described in the 1.x tutorial.

                        To configure a server, right-click in the JBoss Server View, and select New->Server.

                        In the 'New Server' dialog make sure you open the 'JBoss Inc' (Not JBoss) node, and choose 'JBoss AS 4.0'.

                        Early on, I mistakenly tried JBoss->Jbossv4.0 and found many of the 2.x features crippled.

                        Watch the videos.

                        • 9. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                          weiming chen Newbie

                          hi mwr0707

                          when you are talking about

                          "This approach exposes the new productivity features in 2.x that allow automatic generation of interfaces, deployment descriptors, (and the EAR too!) without having to fill in XDoclet tags or configure Xdoclet and Packaging as described in the 1.x tutorial. "

                          did you mean that there is a button I can click at Eclipse to generate EJB EAR file (like "build" in netbean)?

                          Ming

                          • 10. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                            Mark Rosenthal Newbie

                            When you create a new project as previously described, the first panel in the new EJB Project wizard has a group box at the bottom named 'EAR Membership', in this group box is a check box 'Add project to an EAR'.

                            If you check this box, a new EAR project will be created for you automatically. The contents of this EAR project will be kept up-to-date automatically. No need to configure packaging for it.

                            When you are ready to deploy, you can move the EAR to the server by right-clicking on the server instance in the JBoss Server View, and selecting 'Add and Remove Projects'.

                            • 11. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                              Mark Rosenthal Newbie

                              When you create a new project as previously described, the first panel in the new EJB Project wizard has a group box at the bottom named 'EAR Membership', in this group box is a check box 'Add project to an EAR'.

                              If you check this box, a new EAR project will be created for you automatically. The contents of this EAR project will be kept up-to-date automatically. No need to configure packaging for it.

                              When you are ready to deploy, you can move the EAR to the server by right-clicking on the server instance in the JBoss Server View, and selecting 'Add and Remove Projects'.

                              • 12. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                                weiming chen Newbie

                                Sorry, I cannot find the panel you mentioned in the new EJB Project wizard. Can you specify the path in Eclipse please? For example, the project is called "Calculator", then what's next

                                Cheers
                                Ming

                                • 13. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                                  weiming chen Newbie

                                  oh, do you mean I have to create an ear file before I create the project, but not at the end?

                                  • 14. Re: JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial
                                    Mark Rosenthal Newbie

                                    That is mostly correct. You create the new EAR project at the same time as your EJB project. The ear does not go into your EJB project, an entirely separate project gets created for it. Try creating a new EJB project and look for the checkbox.

                                    The new EJB project wizard also also allows you to create a separate client project which is also automatically maintained with the required client interface classes. I had to add a packaging configuration to the client project properties in order to create the client jar. So unlike with the automatically updated EAR, I had to right-click on the client project and 'Run Packaging' to build the client jar.

                                    Another client project issue I ran into is the generated interfaces extend other interfaces such as javax.ejb.EJBObject. The library reference for these (J2EE 1.4 Libraries (JBoss-IDE)) is not not automatically added to the generated client project's build classpath, so I had to add it myself. I'm not sure if this is the way it is intended to work, or is just a beta issue. Considering how far the IDE team has been able to go in automating EAR generation and deployment, it's hard to believe they intend those extra steps to be required for the client JAR.