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GlassFish v3 TP2 on Eclipse

05.16.2008
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Screencast #WS6 showed how to configure GlassFish in Eclipse IDE. With GlassFish v3 TP2, the plug-in is also updated. Here are snapshots showing how easy it is to install GlassFish in Eclipse. The snapshots follow the steps outlined in screencast #ws6 anyway.

Download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers and install. Check the version ...



... add a new server (in order to install GlassFish adapter) ...



... click on "Download additional server adapters" ...



... select "GlassFish Java EE 5 Server" adapter ...



... click on "Next >" and follow the steps ...



... the IDE restarts after adapter installation is complete. While the IDE is restarting, download GlassFish v3 TP2 and unzip (single zip for multiple platforms). After the IDE is restarted, add a new server (following the steps above) and filter on "glassfish" ...



... click on "Next >" and select the location of GlassFish v3 TP2 installation ...



... click on "Finish" to see the following window ...



... click on sideways white triangle in green circle to start GlassFish and see the output console as ...



See how GlassFish starts up in less than 1 sec - and it is modular (OSGi compliant), embedable (run in-VM) and extensible (non-Java apps).

And as Ludo reported, it also runs in embedded mode.

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