The following general tools are provided with the GlassFish Server:
The following development tools are provided with the GlassFish Server or downloadable from Oracle:
The following third-party tools might also be useful:
The asadmin command allows you to configure a local or remote server and perform both administrative and development tasks at the command line. For general information about asadmin, see the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Reference Manual.
The asadmin command is located in the as-install/bin directory. Type asadmin help for a list of subcommands.
The Administration Console lets you configure the server and perform both administrative and development tasks using a web browser. For general information about the Administration Console, click the Help button in the Administration Console. This displays the GlassFish Server online help.
To access the Administration Console, type http://host:4848 in your browser. The host is the name of the machine on which the GlassFish Server is running. By default, the host is localhost. For example:
The GlassFish Server provides server-specific tasks for administration and deployment; see Chapter 3, Using Ant with GlassFishTM Server. The sample applications that can be used with the GlassFish Server use Ant build.xml files; see Sample Applications.
For more information about Ant, see the Apache Software Foundation web site at http://ant.apache.org/.
The GlassFish Server supports a number of scripting languages, including Ruby on Rails and Groovy on Grails. For more information, see the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1 Scripting Framework Guide.
The Migration Tool converts and reassembles Java EE applications and modules developed on other application servers. This tool also generates a report listing how many files are successfully and unsuccessfully migrated, with reasons for migration failure. For more information and to download the Migration Tool, see http://java.sun.com/j2ee/tools/migration/index.html.
The NetBeans IDE allows you to create, assemble, and debug code from a single, easy-to-use interface. The GlassFish edition of the GlassFish Server is bundled with the NetBeans 6.1 IDE. To download the NetBeans IDE, see http://www.netbeans.org. This site also provides documentation on how to use the NetBeans IDE with the bundled GlassFish edition of the GlassFish Server.
You can also use the GlassFish Server with the Java Studio Enterprise software, which is built on the NetBeans IDE. For more information, see http://developers.sun.com/jsenterprise/.
A plug-in for the Eclipse IDE is available at https://glassfishplugins.dev.java.net/. This site also provides documentation on how to register the GlassFish Server and use GlassFish Server deployment descriptors.
You can use several debugging tools with the GlassFish Server. For more information, see Chapter 4, Debugging Applications.
You can use several profilers with the GlassFish Server. For more information, see Profiling Tools.