16 March 2011

Tutorial: JSF 2.0 and JPA 2.0 with WebLogic Server using NetBeans

The NetBeans team have produced a new tutorial demonstrating using JSF 2.0, JPA 2.0 with WebLogic Server 10.3.4 and NetBeans 7.0.   The application uses the JPA entity and JSF page generation wizards to quickly produce a working application based on a sample schema.

 Developing an Enterprise Application for Oracle WebLogic Server

From the WebLogic Server perspective, this tutorial demonstrates some of the nice integration points NetBeans now has with WebLogic Server.

For instance, the tutorial shows how NetBeans discovers and presents the set of WebLogic Server supplied JSF shared-libraries to the developer to select from.

It shows the resulting automatic configuration of the weblogic deployment descriptor to reference the chosen shared library, and finally it shows the automatic deployment that of the selected JSF shared library that NetBeans performs if necessary.  

This all goes to make the use of JSF with WebLogic Server very straight forward.

The tutorial also highlights the simple approach NetBeans exposes for developers to Enable JPA 2.0 on the target WebLogic Server domain that is being used for the application.

All together this is a tutorial well worth taking a look at and stepping through to look at the generated code and pages.

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