Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java™ Web Applications

Book description

Discover WTP, the New End-to-End Toolset for Java-Based Web Development

The Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP) seamlessly integrates all the tools today’s Java Web developer needs. WTP is both an unprecedented Open Source resource for working developers and a powerful foundation for state-of-the-art commercial products.

Eclipse Web Tools Platform offers in-depth descriptions of every tool included in WTP, introducing powerful capabilities never before available in Eclipse. The authors cover the entire Web development process–from defining Web application architectures and development processes through testing and beyond. And if you’re seeking to extend WTP, this book provides an introduction to the platform’s rich APIs. The book also

  • Presents step-by-step coverage of developing persistence, business logic, and presentation tiers with WTP and Java

  • Introduces best practices for multiple styles of Web and Java EE development

  • Demonstrates JDBC database access and configuration

  • Shows how to configure application servers for use with WTP

  • Walks through creating Web service application interfaces

  • Covers automated testing with JUnit and Cactus, and automated builds utilizing Ant, Maven, and CruiseControl

  • Introduces testing and profiling Web applications with the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) project

  • Describes how to extend WTP with new servers, file types, and WSDL extensions

  • Foreword
    About the Authors
    Part I: Getting Started
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: About the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project
    Chapter 3: Quick Tour
    Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace
    Part II: Java Web Application Development
    Chapter 5: Web Application Architecture and Design
    Chapter 6: Organizing Your Development Project
    Chapter 7: The Presentation Tier
    Chapter 8: The Business Logic Tier
    Chapter 9: The Persistence Tier
    Chapter 10: Web Services
    Chapter 11: Testing
    Part III: Extending WTP
    Chapter 12: Adding New Servers
    Chapter 13: Supporting New File Types
    Chapter 14: Creating WSDL Extensions
    Chapter 15: Customizing Resource Resolution
    Part IV: Products and Plans
    Chapter 16: Other Web Tools Based on Eclipse
    Chapter 17: The Road Ahead

    This book is an invaluable resource for every Eclipse and enterprise Java Web developer: both those who use Eclipse to build other Web applications, and those who build Eclipse technologies into their own products.

    Complete source code examples are available at

    Product information

    • Title: Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java™ Web Applications
    • Author(s): Naci Dai, Lawrence Mandel, Arthur Ryman
    • Release date: May 2007
    • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
    • ISBN: None