B. Using Example Applications as Templates

In Chapter 4, Rapid Application Development Tools, we covered how to use Seam Gen to generate an application template for your Seam project. The Seam Gen template contains common configuration files, a build script, all support libraries, and even a sample application. It supports Eclipse/NetBeans IDE integration, out-of-the-container testing, and fast edit-save-reload development cycles. It is the best place to start building your Seam applications.

But the Seam Gen template project has a rather large footprint because it needs to include all support library JARs inside the project. It also lacks flexibility to support non-JBoss deployments. For the readers of this book, an alternative is to use the ...

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