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tasks-jsf: JSF, JPA quickstart

What is it?

The tasks-jsf quickstart demonstrates how to use JPA 2.0 persistence with JSF 2.1 as view layer in an application deployed to Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It provides a JSF front end for the tasks quickstart.

The theme of this application is simple Task management with simple login. The project contains two entities - a user and a task.

This sample includes a persistence unit and some sample persistence code to introduce you to database access in enterprise Java. Persistence code is covered by tests to help you write business logic without the need to use any view layer.

JSF 2.1 is used to present the user two views.

  • authentication form: This provides the simple login
  • task view: This view contains the task list, a task detail, and a task addition form. The task view uses AJAX.

System requirements

The application this project produces is designed to be run on Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.1 or later.

All you need to build this project is Java 6.0 (Java SDK 1.6) or later, Maven 3.0 or later.

Note: This quickstart uses the H2 database included with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. It is a lightweight, relational example datasource that is used for examples only. It is not robust or scalable, is not supported, and should NOT be used in a production environment!

Note: This quickstart uses a *-ds.xml datasource configuration file for convenience and ease of database configuration. These files are deprecated in JBoss EAP 6.4 and should not be used in a production environment. Instead, you should configure the datasource using the Management CLI or Management Console. Datasource configuration is documented in the Administration and Configuration Guide for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Configure Maven

If you have not yet done so, you must Configure Maven before testing the quickstarts.

Use of EAP_HOME

In the following instructions, replace EAP_HOME with the actual path to your JBoss EAP 6 installation. The installation path is described in detail here: Use of EAP_HOME and JBOSS_HOME Variables.

Start the JBoss EAP Server

  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root of the JBoss EAP directory.
  2. The following shows the command line to start the server:

     For Linux:   EAP_HOME/bin/standalone.sh
     For Windows: EAP_HOME\bin\standalone.bat
    

Build and Deploy the Quickstart

NOTE: The following build command assumes you have configured your Maven user settings. If you have not, you must include Maven setting arguments on the command line. See Build and Deploy the Quickstarts for complete instructions and additional options.

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. Type this command to build and deploy the archive:

     mvn clean install jboss-as:deploy
    
  4. This will deploy target/jboss-tasks-jsf.war to the running instance of the server.

Access the application

The application will be running at the following URL http://localhost:8080/jboss-tasks-jsf.

Server Log: Expected warnings and errors

Note: You will see the following warnings in the server log. You can ignore these warnings.

JBAS010489: -ds.xml file deployments are deprecated. Support may be removed in a future version.

HHH000431: Unable to determine H2 database version, certain features may not work

Undeploy the Archive

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. When you are finished testing, type this command to undeploy the archive:

     mvn jboss-as:undeploy
    

Run the Arquillian Tests

This quickstart provides Arquillian tests. By default, these tests are configured to be skipped as Arquillian tests require the use of a container.

NOTE: The following commands assume you have configured your Maven user settings. If you have not, you must include Maven setting arguments on the command line. See Run the Arquillian Tests for complete instructions and additional options.

  1. Make sure you have started the JBoss EAP server as described above.
  2. Open a command prompt and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.
  3. Type the following command to run the test goal with the following profile activated:

     mvn clean test -Parq-jbossas-remote 
    

Run the Quickstart in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts or run the Arquillian tests from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For general information about how to import a quickstart, add a JBoss EAP server, and build and deploy a quickstart, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts

Debug the Application

If you want to debug the source code of any library in the project, run the following command to pull the source into your local repository. The IDE should then detect it.

    mvn dependency:sources

Recent Changelog

  • Mar 5, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1175912 Only the cmt quickstart should display the HHH000389 error message
  • Mar 4, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1175912 Restore HHH00389 warning to README files as the bug was not fixed
  • Mar 4, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1198744 Update README JBDS instructions to be more clear
  • Feb 10, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1188379 Add warning about deprecated deployment files in server log
  • Feb 3, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1188379 Update warnings for H2 and use of ds.xml files
  • Feb 3, 2015(Sande Gilda):Update the quickstart README files to point to the new shared EAP_HOME and Build and Deploy instructions
  • Jan 22, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1185085 Update README files to use full product name for JBDS
  • Jan 13, 2015(Sande Gilda):Bz1175912 Hibernate fix eliminates many server error and warning messages
  • Dec 18, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1092026 Update README Target Product metadata value remove Product Versions metadata and make sure the full product name is near the top of the files
  • Dec 18, 2014(Sande Gilda):Bz1175766 Add warning about H2 database to quickstarts where it is missing. Also update the message to use full product name
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