4. Rapid Application Development Tools

In the previous two chapters, we have seen that Seam applications are very easy to code but there are several configuration files to manage. To be fair, the configuration files are simple (i.e., no “XML code”) and they are about 90% the same across different projects. But still, the developers need to keep track of them. That is where development tools can really help us!

Seam Gen is a rapid application generator shipped with Seam distribution. With a few command line commands, Seam Gen generates an array of artifacts for Seam projects. In particular, we often use Seam Gen to do the following.

  • Automatically generate an empty Seam project with common configuration files, a build script, and directories ...

Get JBoss® Seam: Simplicity and Power Beyond Java™ EE now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.