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=== Jetty Maven Plugin ===
 
=== Jetty Maven Plugin ===
  
[http://maven.apache.org/ Apache Maven] is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.
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[http://maven.apache.org/ Apache Maven] is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. It is an ideal tool to build a web application project and such projects can use the [[Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin]] to run the web application in development mode.
 
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Maven is an ideal tool to build a web application project and such projects can use the [[Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin]] to run the web application in development mode.
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Typically a build tool needs to assemble a web application into a war file, which merges the compiled code, the static content and the deployment descriptor into a zipped file, which can then be deployed in a server.  However, during development, the time taken to assemble a war file can be significant and the resulting bundle can be hard to develop against as source code changes are not immediately reflected.   
 
Typically a build tool needs to assemble a web application into a war file, which merges the compiled code, the static content and the deployment descriptor into a zipped file, which can then be deployed in a server.  However, during development, the time taken to assemble a war file can be significant and the resulting bundle can be hard to develop against as source code changes are not immediately reflected.   
  
Once the [[Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin]] is configured, a jetty server can be started with the command:<pre>
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Once the [[Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin]] is configured for a project, a jetty server can be started with the command:<pre>
 
mvn jetty:run
 
mvn jetty:run
 
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Revision as of 17:35, 15 February 2010



Contents

Introduction

Jetty Development can roughly be consider from two aspects:

  1. Developing standard web applications that use only standard APIs, but that are deployed in jetty either for development and/or production. These web applications may use some jetty APIs, but only as normal WEB-INF/lib libraries.
  2. Developing against the jetty APIs for either embedded or closely integrated purposes. This style of development needs jetty jars on the class path during development and runtime

Standard Web Application Development

To develop a standard web application with jetty, typically you need only the servlet.jar on the classpath of your IDE and then some way to run a jetty server just to test the web application as part of a normal development lifecycle:

Jetty Maven Plugin

Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. It is an ideal tool to build a web application project and such projects can use the Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin to run the web application in development mode.

Typically a build tool needs to assemble a web application into a war file, which merges the compiled code, the static content and the deployment descriptor into a zipped file, which can then be deployed in a server. However, during development, the time taken to assemble a war file can be significant and the resulting bundle can be hard to develop against as source code changes are not immediately reflected.

Once the Jetty/Feature/Jetty Maven Plugin is configured for a project, a jetty server can be started with the command:
mvn jetty:run

This runs the application directly from its unassembled source components, so that if static content is saved from your IDE's editor, it is immediately visible to the jetty server. If you save a java class, then your IDE will probably compile it on the fly and the plugin will notice the change and redeploy the web application within seconds.

Ant Jetty Plugin

OSGi Plugin

Eclipse Web Tooling

Embedded Main

Developing against Jetty APIs