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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

Getting the Latest Updates to the Tutorial

To Update the Tutorial through the Update Center

Debugging Java EE Applications

Using the Server Log

To Use the Administration Console Log Viewer

Using a Debugger

To Debug an Application Using a Debugger

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



Tutorial Example Directory Structure

To facilitate iterative development and keep application source separate from compiled files, the tutorial examples use the Java BluePrints application directory structure.

Each application module has the following structure:

  • build.xml: Ant build file

  • src/java: Java source files for the module

  • src/conf: configuration files for the module, with the exception of web applications

  • web: web pages, style sheets, tag files, and images (web applications only)

  • web/WEB-INF: configuration files for web applications (web applications only)

  • nbproject: NetBeans project files

When an example has multiple application modules packaged into an EAR file, its submodule directories use the following naming conventions:

  • example-name-app-client: application clients

  • example-name-ejb: enterprise bean JAR files

  • example-name-war: web applications

The Ant build files (build.xml) distributed with the examples contain targets to create a build subdirectory and to copy and compile files into that directory; a dist subdirectory, which holds the packaged module file; and a client-jar directory, which holds the retrieved application client JAR.

The tut-install/examples/bp-project/ directory contains additional Ant targets called by the build.xml file targets.

For some web examples, an Ant target will open the example URL in a browser if one is available. This happens automatically on Windows systems. If you are running on a UNIX system, you may want to modify a line in the tut-install/examples/bp-project/ file. Remove the comment character from the line specifying the default.browser property and specify the path to the command that invokes a browser. If you do not make the change, you can open the URL in the browser yourself.