WebSphere Studio Application Developer

The IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer (WSAD) is an IDE tool designed for professional developers of Java and J2EE applications, who require integrated Web, XML, and Web Services support. The WebSphere Studio Application Developer has been developed based on the Eclipse Workbench.

Contrary to the Eclipse Workbench, which you can download and use freely, the WebSphere Studio Application Developer is a commercial product.

Installing EASIE JBoss Plug-in 1.0.6

WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be used with JBoss 3.0.x. by installing an EASIETM JBoss plugin created by Genuitec.
Note: EASIE = Eclipse Application Server Integration Environment

Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2

Software prerequisites
WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0
JBoss 3.0.4 (with Jetty tied together)

  1. Download EASIE JBoss Plug-in 1.0.6 (EASIEJBoss1.0.6.zip) from http://www.genuitec.com/products_easie.htm

  2. Unzip EASIEJBoss1.0.6.zip

  3. Copy the unzipped directories:


    to WebSphere Studio eclipse plugins directory:

    ..\WebSphere Studio\eclipse\plugins\
    ..\WebSphere Studio\eclipse\plugins\

  4. Start WebSphere Studio Application Developer.

  5. Select menu options: Window | Customize Perspective

  6. Expand node: Other.

  7. Check box: EASIE JBoss and press OK button to activate the plugin.

    Customize Perspective

  8. In the menubar JBoss is displayed.

    JBoss menu option

  9. The plugin must be configured before using JBoss.
    Select menu options: Window | Preferences

  10. Select JBoss node and make the following changes:

    JBoss Home DirectoryC:\Tools\jboss-3.0.4 (Enter your JBoss location)
    XML Document Builder Factory Class org.apache.crimson.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl
    SAX Parser Factory Class org.apache.crimson.jaxp.SAXParserFactoryImpl
    Optional Java VM Arguments  
    Optional Program Arguments -c default (You can also enter "minimal" or "all")
    Optional Shutdown Arguments  

    and press Apply and OK button.

    JBoss preferences

  11. Change the Java runtime environment. You must change the JRE otherwise you get error mesages when running Jboss, select menu options: Window | Preferences

  12. Expand node "Java" and select "Installed JREs".

    WSAD installed JREs

  13. Select JRE "WebSphere v5 JRE" and press edit button.

  14. Make sure the values are set according to the figure below.


  15. You can now start JBoss:

    Start JBoss

  16. If all went well, you should see in the console window:
    14:24:58,685 INFO [Server] JBoss (MX MicroKernel) [3.0.4 Date:200211021607] Started in 1m:29s:769ms