Getting Started with JBoss Tools and WildFly (Tech Tip #5)
JBoss Tools 4.1.1 and JBoss Developer Studio 7.1 were released 2 days ago. This release is built on top of Eclipse Kepler 4.3.1, came in less than 6 months from the previous one, has 500+ bug fixes and some nice features.
- Improved hybrid mobile tooling with support for Apache Cordova using Aerogear
- More support for OpenShift 2.0
- Content assist on Angular.js attributes and resource content
What is the difference between JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio ?
JBoss Tools is a set of plugins for Eclipse that complements, enhances and goes beyond the support that exists for JBoss and related technologies in the default Eclipse distribution.
JBoss Developer Studio is a fully bundled Eclipse distribution which not only includes the majority of JBoss Tools but also all its needed dependencies and 3rd party plugins allowing for an easy one-click and no-fuss installation.
If you are into doing your own bleeding edge Eclipse plugin assembly, JBoss Tools is for you; if you are more into having something that “Just Works” then JBoss Developer Studio is the way to go.
- Downloaded Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Ignore this step if you already have Eclipse Kepler 4.3.1 for Java EE.
- Drag and Drop the button in Eclipse to install the tools . There are other usual methods to install as well but I found this extremely convenient.Dropping the button shows the following screen:
Follow the instructions to complete the installation. Restarting the Eclipse shows the following screen:
And that shows a successful installation.
- Click on the “Servers” tab, click on “Click this link to create a new server…”Select “WildFly” and click on “Next>”. Use Tech Tip #1 to install WildFly locally on your machine. Specify the WildFly location on next screen:
Click on the second “Browse…” button to select an appropriate profile. Click on “Finish” to complete WildFly installation.
- Right-click on the selected server and click on “Start” to start WildFly.
- Check out Java EE samples and import them in Eclipse. Select any project, right-click on it and select “Run on Server”. Choose the WildFly server to see the output as:
And now you’ve a Java EE 7 sample running on WildFly using JBoss Tools!
Here are some resources:
- JBoss Developer Studio Getting Started Guide
- New and Noteworthy features
- Ask a question on forums, @jbosstools, or file an issue on JIRA