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Deploying applications on WL server for learning

 
arun sahni
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I think one of way to prepare for certification is to deploy some application on WL. We have two choices to deploy appilication on it. They are :
1. use build tool like ant and configure for it for your use. Then use TextPad like editor to edit compile code.
2. Use peofessional IDE like VCafe,Jbuilder etc.
Which approach is better for learning and saving time ? Which IDE goes best with WL w/o involving too much learning of tool itself?
 
Pradeep bhatt
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Webgain might help u. Using ANT will give u OS independency.
 
CaryB
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I would say it depends on your financial state and/or resources. Why? Ant is free and does a great job. It's also quite extensible.
I can't speak for the others, but you don't get (to the best of my knowledge) deployment capabilities with JBuilder unless you have the Enterprise edition. Hence the financial comment. Not many people have the $2400 to buy it. I work for a large company and we only purchase a few copies of Enterprise because of the cost. Everyone else gets Professional.
Besides, let's say you use JBuilder, WebGain, etc. where you work, but you leave, and the use something else. Granted, you may have to learn their IDE of choice, but ant is much more generic, I'd say. So rather than having to immediately learn a new IDE to do deployments, you make whatever tweaks are necessary in ant and let it rock.
HTH!
 
arun sahni
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Thanks for info. I do feel that once you configure ant for your functionality. You can use XML editor to configure deployment descriptor and use editor like TextPad for coding.
 
Chana Campos
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Hi there,
I've been teaching WLS for the last 3 years now all over Europe...and what do we use for deployment and configuration?
Notepad (or UltraEdit if people want to be fancy..)
They work fine, although they can be clunky when the files get big...but the best part is you have to "think" while you're using them. <g> BEA does not want to be known as a GUI provider - so, they recommend nothing for their courses. We rarely have anyone using something like JBuilder or VC - and if they are using them - they're usually the ones having difficulties because they are nicely insulated by all the "wizardry" involved...<g>
Just a thought...
Cheers,
Chana
 
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