Use SOA-P with JBoss Tools and Developer Studio

Version 2

    If you use JBoss Tools 3 beta or JBDS 2 beta SOA-P can be used side-by-side with any existing AS or EAP.

     

    For now there is no automatic configuration of SOA-P out-of-the-box, but that will come in later versions.

    For now the easiest thing to do is to install SOA-P and then in JBDS find the preinstalled EAP server

    in the JBoss Server View and double click it to open the server view editor.

     

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    Once in the server editor update the two fields for Deploy Directory and Temporary Deploy direcotry; it

    is sufficient to change the prefix used for the SOA-P install since the EAP directory structure resembles

    SOA-P.

     

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    It is also important to double click the Runtime Environment and set the SOA-P directory here too.

     

    After this when you start and stop the server you will be using SOA-P instead of EAP.

     

    N.B. This will be simpler and more automatic in the GA release !

     

    Using SOA-P

     

    When you have the SOA-P server in place you can start working .esb projects very easily.

     

    I've created a small screencast that shows how it works.

     

    In the screencast I do the following:

     

    1. New Project Example Wizard
    2. Selects the Hello World ESB example
    3. Waits a few seconds for the download
    4. Deploys the .esb
    5. Put a breakpoint in the message handler
    6. Runs the testclient
    7. Sees that the breakpoint gets hit and is debugging away.

     

    See the screencast here