Requirements for This Tutorial
To complete this tutorial, you need to:
Get the tutorial bundle
Get the Java EE 5 Software Development Kit
Get NetBeans IDE (optional)
Configure your environment
Getting the Tutorial Bundle
To get the tutorial bundle, go to the project's java.net site.
Getting the Java EE 5 SDK
To get the Java EE 5 SDK, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/downloads/java-archive-downloads-eesdk-419427.html.
Getting NetBeans 5.5
To get NetBeans 5.5 go to http://www.netbeans.org/downloads/index.html.
Configuring Your Environment
Once you have all the necessary downloads, you must configure the tutorial bundle to reflect your environment.
Building the Examples Using NetBeans IDE
To run the tutorial examples in NetBeans IDE, you must register your Application Server installation as a NetBeans Server Instance. Follow these instructions to register the Application Server in NetBeans IDE.
Select Tools→Server Manager to open the Server Manager dialog.
Click Add Server.
Under Server, select Sun Java System Application Server and click Next.
Under Platform Location, enter the location of your Application Server installation.
Select Register Local Default Domain and click Next.
Under Admin Username and Admin Password, enter the admin name and password created when you installed the Application Server.
Building the Examples on the Command-Line Using Ant
Build properties common to all the examples are specified in the build.properties file in the tut-install/example/bp-project/ directory. You must create this file before you can run the examples. Copy the file build.properties.sample to build.properties and edit it to reflect your environment. The tutorial examples use the Java BluePrints build system and application layout structure.
To run the Ant scripts, you must set common build properties in the file tut-install/example/bp-project/build.properties as follows:
Set the javaee.home property to the location of your Application Server installation. The build process uses the javaee.home property to include the libraries in as-install/lib/ in the classpath. All examples that run on the Application Server include the Java EE library archive, as-install/lib/javaee.jar. in the build classpath. Some examples use additional libraries in as-install/lib/; the required libraries are enumerated in the individual technology chapters.
Note - On Windows, you must escape any backslashes in the javaee.home property with another backslash or use forward slashes as a path separator. So, if your Application Server installation is C:\Sun\AppServer, you must set javaee.home to javaee.home = C:\\Sun\\AppServer or javaee.home=C:/Sun/AppServer.
Set the firstcup.tutorial.home property to the location of your tutorial. This property is used for Ant deployment and undeployment.
For example, on UNIX:
Do not install the tutorial to a location with spaces in the path.
If you did not accept the default values for the admin user and password, set the admin.user property to the value you specified when you installed the Application Server, and set the admin user’s password in the admin-password.txt file in the tut-install/example/bp-project/ directory to the value you specified when you installed the Application Server.
If you did not use port 8080, set the javaee.server.port property to the value specified when you installed the Application Server.