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Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java Web Applications


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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 752
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-39685-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-39685-3

Discover WTP, the New End-to-End Toolset for Java-Based Web Development

The Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) seamlessly integrates all the tools today’s Java Web developer needs. WTP is both an unprecedented Open Source resource for working developers and a powerful foundation for state-of-the-art commercial products.

Eclipse Web Tools Platform offers in-depth descriptions of every tool included in WTP, introducing powerful capabilities never before available in Eclipse. The authors cover the entire Web development process–from defining Web application architectures and development processes through testing and beyond. And if you’re seeking to extend WTP, this book provides an introduction to the platform’s rich APIs. The book also

  • Presents step-by-step coverage of developing persistence, business logic, and presentation tiers with WTP and Java
  • Introduces best practices for multiple styles of Web and Java EE development
  • Demonstrates JDBC database access and configuration
  • Shows how to configure application servers for use with WTP
  • Walks through creating Web service application interfaces
  • Covers automated testing with JUnit and Cactus, and automated builds utilizing Ant, Maven, and CruiseControl
  • Introduces testing and profiling Web applications with the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) project
  • Describes how to extend WTP with new servers, file types, and WSDL extensions
About the Authors
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: About the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project
Chapter 3: Quick Tour
Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace
Part II: Java Web Application Development
Chapter 5: Web Application Architecture and Design
Chapter 6: Organizing Your Development Project
Chapter 7: The Presentation Tier
Chapter 8: The Business Logic Tier
Chapter 9: The Persistence Tier
Chapter 10: Web Services
Chapter 11: Testing
Part III: Extending WTP
Chapter 12: Adding New Servers
Chapter 13: Supporting New File Types
Chapter 14: Creating WSDL Extensions
Chapter 15: Customizing Resource Resolution
Part IV: Products and Plans
Chapter 16: Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse
Chapter 17: The Road Ahead

This book is an invaluable resource for every Eclipse and enterprise Java Web developer: both those who use Eclipse to build other Web applications, and those who build Eclipse technologies into their own products.

Complete source code examples are available at www.eclipsewtp.org.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xvii

Preface xix

Acknowledgments xxiii

About the Authors xxv

Part I: Getting Started 1

Chapter 1: Introduction 3

Java Web Application Development and Eclipse 3

What This Book Contains 4

How This Book Is Organized 5

Source Code Examples 8

Introducing League Planet 9

Summary 10

Chapter 2: About the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project 13

WTP Is Born 13

WTP Economics 15

The Structure of WTP 22

Contributing to WTP 37

Summary 40

Chapter 3: Quick Tour 41

Overview 41

Iteration 1: J2EE Web Applications 44

Iteration 2: Servlets and Scriptlets 60

Iteration 3: Database Access 71

Iteration 4: Web Services 82

Summary 88

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace 91

Installing and Updating WTP 91

Configuring WTP 105

Summary 110

Part II: Java Web Application Development 111

Chapter 5: Web Application Architecture and Design 113

The Web Landscape 113

Web Applications 115

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) 130

Case Study: League Planet 133

Summary 135

Chapter 6: Organizing Your Development Project 137

Web Project Types and J2EE Applications 138

Advanced Web Projects 160

Example Projects 165

Summary 196

Chapter 7: The Presentation Tier 199

Introduction 199

Interaction Design 200

Graphic Design 203

The Structure of the Presentation Tier 204

Iteration 1: Static Web Projects, HTML, and the

Iteration 2: CSS 230

Iteration 3: JavaScript 234

Iteration 4: XML and XSLT 248

Iteration 5: DTD 257

Iteration 6: Servers, Dynamic Web Projects, and Servlets 261

Iteration 7: JSP 279

Iteration 8: Monitoring HTTP Sessions 289

Summary 295

Chapter 8: The Business Logic Tier 297

A Common Business Tier Design 300

Iteration 1: The Domain Model 301

Iteration 2: Developing Session EJBs 325

Iteration 3: Message-Driven Beans 358

Summary 367

Chapter 9: The Persistence Tier 369

Designs for the Persistence Layer 370

Overview of Iterations 374

Iteration 1: Creating a Database 375

Iteration 2: Data Layer 386

Iteration 3: Entity Beans 392

Summary 418

Chapter 10: Web Services 421

WSDL 422

SOAP 423

REST 424

REST Style Web Services 426

Overview of Iterations 427

Iteration 1: Developing Web Services Top-Down 428

Iteration 2: Developing Web Services Bottom-Up 454

Iteration 3: Generating Web Service Client Proxies 464

Iteration 4: Testing Web Services for Interoperability 470

Iteration 5: Using Web Services in Web Applications 477

Iteration 6: Discovering and Publishing Web Services 494

Summary 508

Chapter 11: Testing 509

Automated Testing 511

Overview of Iterations 512

Iteration 1: Unit Testing with JUnit 512

Iteration 2: Integration Testing with Cactus 520

Iteration 3: System Testing with HttpUnit 528

Iteration 4: Performance Testing with TPTP 533

Iteration 5: Profiling with TPTP 540

Summary 546

Part III: Extending WTP 549

Chapter 12: Adding New Servers 551

Overview of Adding a Generic Server Adapter 554

The GlassFish Server Runtime 554

Server Adapter Plug-Ins 556

Adding Support for a New Server Runtime 558

Adding a New Server Type for a Runtime 561

Adding a New Runtime Target Handler 562

Facets and Runtime Components 563

Extending the Server Tools UI 565

The Generic Server Definition 566

Publishers 570

Testing the Server Adapter 573

Summary 580

Chapter 13: Supporting New File Types 583

Creating the DocBook Extension Plug-In 585

The DocBook Validator 585

Creating a Custom Marker Type 598

Declaring the DocBook Content Type 601

Summary 605

Chapter 14: Creating WSDL Extensions 607

Creating the WSDL Extension Plug-In 612

Extending the WSDL Editor 612

Extending WSDL Validation 635

Summary 644

Chapter 15: Customizing Resource Resolution 645

Creating the Resource Resolution Extension Plug-In 647

Contributing Resources to the XML Catalog 648

Implementing a Custom Resource Resolution Strategy 657

Summary 665

Part IV: Products and Plans 667

Chapter 16: Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse 669

Java Web Tools 669

Perl Web Tools 674

PHP Web Tools 674

Python Web Tools 675

Ruby Web Tools 675

Summary 675

Chapter 17: The Road Ahead 677

Eclipse Data Tools Platform (DTP) Project 678

Eclipse JavaServer Faces (JSF) Tools Project 678

Eclipse Dali Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) Tools Project 679

Eclipse AJAX Tools Framework (ATF) Project 679

Java Enterprise Edition 5 679

Apache Axis2 and W3C WSDL 2.0 680

Eclipse PHP Development Tools Project 680

Eclipse SOA Tools Platform (STP) Project 681

Conclusion 681

Glossary 683

References 689

Index 697


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