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Developing J2EE application using Eclipse and JBoss-IDE


Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
JBoss 3.0 or higher
Eclipse version 2.1.0 or higher
JBoss-IDE 1.2.0

  1. An excellent tutorial has been written by Hans Dockter and Laurent Etiemble, to demonstrate how simple it is to develop a J2EE application with Jboss-IDE/Eclipse. The J2EE application computes the Fibonacci suite with one session EJB and one Servlet.

    Download JBoss IDE 1.2.0 Tutorial (Tutorial_1.2.0.pdf).
    Download the Eclipse project file containing the Fibonacci application (fibo_tutorial.jar).
    Download the J2EE application FiboApp.ear.

  2. To import the fibo_tutorial.jar into Eclipse do the following:

    • Create a directory e.g.: c:\>mkdir mytutorial
    • Move the downloaded fibo_tutorial.jar into directory mytutorial: c:\mytutorial\fibo_tutorial.jar
    • Unjar the file: c:\mytutorial>jar xvf fibo_tutorial.jar
    • Start Eclipse.
    • Select Java Perspective.
    • Select menu: File | Import.
    • Select an import source: "Existing Project into Workspace".
    • Select mytutorial directory.
    • The project "Tutorial" is created in Eclipse. Please note: The files from the mytutorial directory are NOT copied to your workspace.

  3. If you deploy the J2EE application (FiboApp.ear) on the JBoss sever default configuration, the following error message can be displayed:

    14:05:02,108 ERROR [Manager] could not create Store: org.mortbay.j2ee.session.JGStore
    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.mortbay.j2ee.session.JGStore

    To solve this problem, copy file JBOSS_HOME\server\all\lib\javagroups-2.0.jar to JBOSS_HOME\server\default\lib

  4. If the FiboApp.ear is deployed successfully, access this application on a web server by entering: