Have you ever wondered how quickly one could get from installing a J2EE server to running a JSP page that fetches data from DB using modern persistency technology like JPA?
To find out we (me and Ivar) did a little test-drive using recently announced Glassfish Eclipse Bundle that contains Eclipse IDE with bundled Glassfish J2EE server, optionally JDK and a lot of integrated plugins to get you started quickly.
After cutting out all the downloading, startup etc delays we ended up with a surprisingly short 10min demonstration! It was interesting that we barely wrote any code or XML — see for yourself! Tricky part was initial setup to get all the jars and configurations right — must be followed pretty much the same sequence as in the video!
Ok, here it comes, have fun Probably adding a few annotations and audio would help?
Any feedback is more than welcome!