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Part I Introduction

1.  Overview

2.  Using the Tutorial Examples

Required Software

Java Platform, Standard Edition

Java EE 6 Software Development Kit

SDK Installation Tips

Java EE 6 Tutorial Component

To Obtain the Tutorial Component Using the Update Tool

NetBeans IDE

To Install NetBeans IDE without GlassFish Server

To Add GlassFish Server as a Server in NetBeans IDE

Apache Ant

To Obtain Apache Ant

Starting and Stopping the GlassFish Server

To Start the GlassFish Server Using NetBeans IDE

Starting the Administration Console

To Start the Administration Console Using NetBeans IDE

Starting and Stopping the Java DB Server

To Start the Database Server Using NetBeans IDE

Building the Examples

Tutorial Example Directory Structure

Getting the Latest Updates to the Tutorial

To Update the Tutorial through the Update Center

Part II The Web Tier

3.  Getting Started with Web Applications

4.  JavaServer Faces Technology

5.  Introduction to Facelets

6.  Expression Language

7.  Using JavaServer Faces Technology in Web Pages

8.  Using Converters, Listeners, and Validators

9.  Developing with JavaServer Faces Technology

10.  JavaServer Faces Technology: Advanced Concepts

11.  Using Ajax with JavaServer Faces Technology

12.  Composite Components: Advanced Topics and Example

13.  Creating Custom UI Components and Other Custom Objects

14.  Configuring JavaServer Faces Applications

15.  Java Servlet Technology

16.  Uploading Files with Java Servlet Technology

17.  Internationalizing and Localizing Web Applications

Part III Web Services

18.  Introduction to Web Services

19.  Building Web Services with JAX-WS

20.  Building RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS

21.  JAX-RS: Advanced Topics and Example

Part IV Enterprise Beans

22.  Enterprise Beans

23.  Getting Started with Enterprise Beans

24.  Running the Enterprise Bean Examples

25.  A Message-Driven Bean Example

26.  Using the Embedded Enterprise Bean Container

27.  Using Asynchronous Method Invocation in Session Beans

Part V Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

28.  Introduction to Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform

29.  Running the Basic Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

30.  Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform: Advanced Topics

31.  Running the Advanced Contexts and Dependency Injection Examples

Part VI Persistence

32.  Introduction to the Java Persistence API

33.  Running the Persistence Examples

34.  The Java Persistence Query Language

35.  Using the Criteria API to Create Queries

36.  Creating and Using String-Based Criteria Queries

37.  Controlling Concurrent Access to Entity Data with Locking

38.  Using a Second-Level Cache with Java Persistence API Applications

Part VII Security

39.  Introduction to Security in the Java EE Platform

40.  Getting Started Securing Web Applications

41.  Getting Started Securing Enterprise Applications

42.  Java EE Security: Advanced Topics

Part VIII Java EE Supporting Technologies

43.  Introduction to Java EE Supporting Technologies

44.  Transactions

45.  Resources and Resource Adapters

46.  The Resource Adapter Example

47.  Java Message Service Concepts

48.  Java Message Service Examples

49.  Bean Validation: Advanced Topics

50.  Using Java EE Interceptors

Part IX Case Studies

51.  Duke's Bookstore Case Study Example

52.  Duke's Tutoring Case Study Example

53.  Duke's Forest Case Study Example



Debugging Java EE Applications

This section explains how to determine what is causing an error in your application deployment or execution.

Using the Server Log

One way to debug applications is to look at the server log in domain-dir/logs/server.log. The log contains output from the GlassFish Server and your applications. You can log messages from any Java class in your application with System.out.println and the Java Logging APIs (documented at and from web components with the ServletContext.log method.

If you use NetBeans IDE, logging output appears in the Output window as well as the server log.

If you start the GlassFish Server with the --verbose flag, all logging and debugging output will appear on the terminal window or command prompt and the server log. If you start the GlassFish Server in the background, debugging information is available only in the log. You can view the server log with a text editor or with the Administration Console log viewer.

To Use the Administration Console Log Viewer

  1. Select the GlassFish Server node.
  2. Click the View Log Files button.

    The log viewer opens and displays the last 40 entries.

  3. To display other entries, follow these steps.
    1. Click the Modify Search button.
    2. Specify any constraints on the entries you want to see.
    3. Click the Search button at the top of the log viewer.

Using a Debugger

The GlassFish Server supports the Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA). With JPDA, you can configure the GlassFish Server to communicate debugging information using a socket.

To Debug an Application Using a Debugger

  1. Enable debugging in the GlassFish Server using the Administration Console:
    1. Expand the Configurations node, then expand the server-config node.
    2. Select the JVM Settings node. The default debug options are set to:
      -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=9009

      As you can see, the default debugger socket port is 9009. You can change it to a port not in use by the GlassFish Server or another service.

    3. Select the Debug Enabled check box.
    4. Click the Save button.
  2. Stop the GlassFish Server and then restart it.