Im new to eclipse, and wanted to develop ejb using eclipse as ide and Sun Application Server as container and Pointbase as the database for entity beans.
I downloaded all of the above, and need to know how to setup my environment and start working. Also how do I connect my eclipse to sun app and sun app to pointbase? Do I need any other plugin for this?
Native eclipse does not support EJBs other than as regular java projects, as in you'll have to build the EJB structure and deployment EAR manually or using ANT/Maven scripting.
There are a number of other tools, such as IBM WSAD/RAD that do support EJB creation and building, but they are not that cheap. There's also MyEclipse which I believe isn't free, but doesn't cost nearly as much.
Off hand, I support building the EJBs yourself and deploying them using scripting, but I'm sure there a number of free plugins for eclipse that might accomplish this. [ February 05, 2006: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]