- Create a simple "Hello World" RoR application using NetBeans 6.0 M9 following this screencast. NetBeans IDE creates a standard Rails application for you which can be easily created using "
rails hello_demo" command as well.
- Install the "
goldspike" (nee rails-integration) plug-in by giving the following command:
script/plugin install svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/jruby-extras/trunk/rails-integration/plugins/goldspike
On a Windows machine, this command can be invoked as:
ruby script/plugin install svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/jruby-extras/trunk/rails-integration/plugins/goldspike
The correct installation of this plug-in can be confirmed by checking for the presence of "
vendor/plugins/goldspike" directory in your application directory. This plug-in’s purpose is to WAR’up a RoR application.
- After the plug-in is installed, right-select the NetBeans project, select "
Run Rake Target", select "
Refresh Target List". This will add a new category, "
war", of rake targets. Select "
create" to create a stand-alone WAR file. This is equivalent to invoking the command "
rake war:standalone:create". This will archive the Rails framework libraries in the WAR file.
- Drop this WAR file in "
domains/domain1/autodeploy" directory of your GlassFish instance and you are done!
This is really simple. I’ll add database interaction in this app and report back.
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