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Created by Fang on March 23, 2010 03:50:11    Last update: August 18, 2010 21:59:52
This is a simple web application with a single servlet and a single JSP page. It is intended to be a test bed for JSTL tags. You may want to store all syntax, rules, and exceptions in your head, but in my opinion nothing beats a simple test program that allows you play with it all you want. So here it is (build with Maven ). Prerequisites: Maven: http://maven.apache.org/ . You don't need any prior knowledge of Maven, but you need to install the binary. JBoss: http://jboss.org/jbossas/downloads/ , or Tomcat: http://tomcat.apache.org/ if you don't run the SQL tests. You need to know how to deploy a web application (shh! Don't tell your boss it's just copying a file to the deployment folder). Steps: The directory...
Created by Fang on April 02, 2010 21:45:47    Last update: July 17, 2010 02:55:06
This is built upon the simple test application for JSTL , which contained a single servlet and a single JSP page. If I want to use it to test all available JSTL tags, the servlet and JSP page would be too complicated. Instead, I want to group the JSTL tags into separate JSP pages and display each group based on the requested URL. For example, if the URL ends with /CoreBasic , I'll display a page that contains the basic core tags; if the URL ends with /I18N , I'll display a page that contains the internationalization tags (e.g., <fmt:message> ). Furthermore, I want to delegate the handling of each group of tags to separate Java classes. This is the application I'll use for the...
Created by Fang on September 07, 2009 16:39:37    Last update: September 07, 2009 18:43:04
It's easiest to use the archetype plugin to start a new Maven project. I'll use struts 1 as example since it's not in the built-in archetypes for archetype:generate . Generate a simple webapp with archetype:generate : C:\work\maven>mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeAr... It generates a directory structure like this: struts1app struts1app/pom.xml struts1app/src... with a simple POM: <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... Create settings.xml in $HOME/.m2 , add Java.net repository for Java EE dependencies: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <setting... Add Java EE and Struts dependencies in pom.xml . Note that the Java EE dependency has scope provided , meaning that the web app container provides the jars, therefore we don't need to bundle them with our war fie. <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"... Create a directory named java under main , create the Struts form and...