Metro with GlassFish v3 TP2 and NetBeans

I just finalized NetBeans support for Metro on top of GlassFish v3 TP2. What do you need to do to start using it? Here are the steps:



  1. First, download and install GlassFish V3 TP2 with Metro support from it's update center. Bhakti has a nice blog post with instructions how to do it: http://weblogs.java.net/blog/bhaktimehta/archive/2008/05/working_with_me.html

  2. Next, download and install latest NetBeans 6.5 development build e.g. from here (get the full or javaee bundle): http://deadlock.netbeans.org/hudson/job/trunk/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/nbbuild/dist/zip/

  3. Start NetBeans, go to Tools --> Plugins menu, and select "Available Plugins" tab

  4. Check checkbox next to "GlassFish V3 JavaEE Integration" and click "Install"

  5. Add the server to IDE. Go to "Services" tab, right-click "Servers" node, select "Add Server..." and follow wizard instructions to register your GlassFish v3 instance to NetBeans

Now you can use GlassFish V3 TP2 as a target server for your Web Projects and create web services/clients inside the same way you would do with GlassFish v2. The only difference is that JSR 109 integration with GlassFish is not ready yet, so you can't enjoy features like Web Service Tester, or deploying services/clients without generating necessary artefacts. Work on JSR 109 is in progress, and shall be ready soon. Keep an eye on Bhakti's blog for this.


 

Comments:

what if i want metro with tomcat in netbeans ?

Posted by guest on May 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM CEST #

No problem, just install Metro in Tomcat, using instructions on http://metro.dev.java.net, and NetBeans will recognize it.

Posted by Martin Grebac on May 19, 2009 at 05:52 AM CEST #

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