The Java EE 5 Tutorial

Building the Examples

The tutorial examples are distributed with a configuration file for either NetBeans IDE or Ant. Directions for building the examples are provided in each chapter. Either NetBeans IDE or Ant may be used to build, package, deploy, and run the examples.

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.

  1. Select Tools->Server Manager to open the Server Manager dialog.

  2. Click Add Server.

  3. Under Server, select Sun Java System Application Server and click Next.

  4. Under Platform Location, enter the location of your Application Server installation.

  5. Select Register Local Default Domain and click Next.

  6. Under Admin Username and Admin Password, enter the admin name and password created when you installed the Application Server.

  7. Click Finish.

Building the Examples on the Command-Line Using Ant

Build properties common to all the examples are specified in the file in the tut-install/javaeetutorial5/examples/bp-project/ directory. You must create this file before you can run the examples. Copy the file to 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/javaeetutorial5/examples/bp-project/ as follows: