Java Web Start and Matisse

We're in the process of getting a series of Matisse docs together that build on the UI that was laid out in the GUI Builder Tutorial. We're hoping to cover the following:

  • Hooking up the UI to a database back end
  • Internationalizing a GUI form
  • Deploying a GUI form via Java Web Start
  • Hooking up a GUI form to a web service
  • Others? If there's something you want to see let us know!

So here's the first installment - Deploying a GUI Form via Java Web Start, brought to us by Amy Lu and including, of course, a Flash demo.


Click image to start the Flash demo

The Java Web Start team has done a great job on the Java Web Start module. You can download it from the Beta Update Center. Then you just right-click any project and choose Java Web Start | Enable Java Web Start, and the IDE adds the Java Web Start JAR files to the classpath and creates the .jnlp file for you.

For Matisse applications, you also have to add a JAR reference to the swing-layout-1.0.jar file, so that it gets packaged and deployed too. But I wonder, isn't this JAR file publicly available somewhere so that you can just link to it rather than having to deploy it again to your server?

Then you're set, you can deploy the file to the bundled Tomcat server by choosing the Run with Java Web Start command. Bob's yer uncle.

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