JBOSS Tools For Eclipse (JBOSS WildFly 9.x and Eclipse Mars)

To have development environment with JBOSS and Eclipse, need to install JBOSS Tools.

 Installing JBOSS Tools plugin

In Eclipse, Help -> Install New Software. In “Work With” box, give http://download.jboss.org/jbosstools/updates/development/mars/ Select ‘Abridged JBOSS Tools’. Click Next and Finish.

 Setup JBOSS Server in Eclipse

In Eclipse Java EE perspective, right click on Server tab. New->Server. Select WildFly 9.x.

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Click Next. In Java Runtime Home Directory, give JBOSS install directory (In my case, it is C:\tvi\Software\Installs\wildfly-9.0.2.Final).

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Verify by accessing http://localhost:8180/ from browser.

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Web App using Maven

Now, let us create a demo web app that will use deployment to JBOSS.

Maven Archetype

Use Maven webapp Archetype to create application structure/skeleton:

cd C:\tvi\Software\workspace_mars
mvn archetype:generate -DgroupId=com.techvalueinsight -DartifactId=JBossSetupDemoWebApp -DarchetypeArtifactId=maven-archetype-webapp -DinteractiveMode=false

Update web.xml

Update src\main\webapp\WEB-INF\web.xml to desired servlet version. In the below example, Servlet 3.1 and Java EE 7 XML Schema, namespace is used.

<web-app xmlns=”http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee”
         xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”
      xsi:schemaLocation=”http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee http://xmlns.jcp.org/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_1.xsd”
         version=”3.1″>
</web-app>

Update pom.xml

Update pom.xml to add servlet-api dependency:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.jboss.spec.javax.servlet</groupId>
    <artifactId>jboss-servlet-api_3.1_spec</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.0.Final</version>
    <scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

Also add plugin specifying java version (as desired) inside <build>:

<plugins>
  <plugin>
    <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
    <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
    <version>3.3</version>
    <configuration>
      <source>1.8</source>
      <target>1.8</target>
    </configuration>
  </plugin>
</plugins>

Create Folders

Create folders src/main/java, src/test/java and src/test/resources.

Import Maven project to Eclipse

cd C:\tvi\Software\workspace_mars\JBossSetupDemoWebApp
mvn eclipse:clean eclipse:eclipse

Open Eclipse with C:\tvi\Software\workspace_mars as workspace directory. File –> Import –> Existing Maven Projects. Root Directory C:\tvi\Software\workspace_mars. Select JBossSetupDemoWebApp

Note: If there are any changes are done to maven configuration after import to eclipse, right-click on the project in eclipse and select Maven -> Update Project.

Deploy web application to JBOSS

Start JBOSS server from eclipse. Right click Add the project JBossSetupDemoWebApp

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http://localhost:8180/JBossSetupDemoWebApp (displays the index.jsp file that that got created by maven archetype)

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Add Servlet

Let us add a sample servlet:  File-> New –> Servlet

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http://localhost:8180/JBossSetupDemoWebApp/DemoServlet

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Create war file

To create a war file under target directory (to copy to another location etc.):
cd C:\tvi\Software\workspace_mars\JBossSetupDemoWebApp
mvn package

Accessing JBOSS Admin console

Need to add an user:
cd C:\tvi\Software\Installs\wildfly-9.0.2.Final\bin
.\add-user.bat

Type of user: Management User
Realm: ManagementRealm
Username: <user name of your choice>
Password: <password of your choice>
group : none

Access Admin console using: http://localhost:10090/console (port 9990 is the default. Due to the offset of 100 , it is 10090.

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Click on Deployments to see deployed apps (JBossSetupDemoWebApp in this case).

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