Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Developer's Guide

Sample Applications

Sample applications that you can examine and deploy to the Enterprise Server are available. If you installed the Enterprise Server as part of installing the Java EE 5 SDK bundle from Java EE 5 Downloads, the samples may already be installed. You can download these samples separately from the Code Samples page if you installed the Enterprise Server without them initially.

Most Enterprise Server samples have the following directory structure:

With a few exceptions, sample applications follow the standard directory structure described here:

The samples-install-dir/bp-project/main.xml file defines properties common to all sample applications and implements targets needed to compile, assemble, deploy, and undeploy sample applications. In most sample applications, the build.xml file imports main.xml.

In addition to the Java EE 5 sample applications, samples are also available on the GlassFish web site at