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August 21, 2009

TOTD #97: GlassFish Plugin with Eclipse 3.5

Filed under: General — arungupta @ 1:20 pm

A new version of GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse (ver 1.1) was recently released. The build contains

  • Eclipse 3.4.2 IDE with WTP Java EE support
  • GlassFish v2.1 pre-registered and configured
  • GlassFish v3 Prelude pre-registered and configured
  • JavaDB sample database pre-registered and configured
  • GlassFish Plugin (1.0.29)
  • MySQL JDBC driver registered to the IDE
  • Maven m2 plugins
  • JAX-WS Metro plugin
  • GlassFish documentation
  • And optionally, a JDK 1.6.

The functionality is also available in GlassFish Plugin that can be installed on Eclipse 3.5. However because of the Eclipse bug #280365, the plugin cannot be installed directly using Server Adapters. The alternative is to install explicitly using the Update Site. The instructions to do the same are given below:

  1. In “Help”, “Install New Software”, click on “Available Software Sites”:

  2. Search for “ajax” to see the output as:

  3. Click on “Enabled” button to enable the site and see the change as below:

    click on “OK”.

  4. Expand the drop-down list box and chose the recently added “update site” as shown below:

    and it shows all the software available from that site as:

  5. Take the defaults, click on “Next” and it shows the GlassFish plugin version number as shown below:

  6. Click on “Next”, accept the license by clicking on  “I accept …” and click on “Finish” to start the installation.

    The IDE restarts after the installation is complete.

  7. Now a new server can be added using “Servers” tab and it shows GlassFish as an option as shown below:

The screencast #28 shows how to create a simple web application using GlassFish v3. Future blogs will show how to leverage the new functionality of JAX-WS Web services plugin and JPA Dali Tooling with GlassFish.

Please leave suggestions on other TOTD that you’d like to see. A complete archive of all the tips is available here.

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  1. thank you very much good very beautiful work

    Comment by çiçekçi — August 24, 2009 @ 6:50 am

  2. Thanks! Worked like a charm

    Comment by Adam — September 24, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

  3. I could not figure how to connect to a remote domain.
    Thank you

    Comment by yariv — December 31, 2009 @ 4:28 am

  4. I could not figure out hot to register to remote domain?

    Comment by yariv — December 31, 2009 @ 4:30 am

  5. Yariv, It’s not possible to register/connect to a remote GlassFish domain using Eclipse.

    Comment by Arun Gupta — February 23, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

  6. Just super ………Very very thank you sir .

    Comment by Karthik — January 31, 2011 @ 3:13 am

  7. Thanks….

    Comment by Antony — June 7, 2011 @ 3:41 am

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