Tutorial on how to develop Spring-DM applications using Eclipse PDE.
Author: Oleg Zhurakousky
UPDATES: This tutorial was last updated on March 22, 2009
This tutorial will introduce the developers on how to setup development environment for working with Spring Dynamic Modules (DM) for OSGi™ platform projects using currently available tools based on Eclipse IDE, Eclipse Equinox OSGi™ container and other tools (e.g., Maven). For more information on the tools used please refer to the following websites:
- Spring-DM - http://www.springframework.org/osgi
- OSGi™ - http://www.osgi.org/Main/HomePage
- Eclipse IDE – http://eclipse.org
- Maven - http://maven.apache.org/
- Eclipse Equinox - http://www.eclipse.org/equinox/
This tutorial is a work-in-progress and currently only contains "getting started" part. It will eventually contain other parts showcasing various advanced topics of developing and working with Spring-DM based projects as well as it's integration with other Spring based projects (e.g., Spring Integration, Spring Webflow etc.). It will also include parts on how to work with S2AP (Spring Source Application Platform) as well as STS (Spring Source Tools Suite).
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Resources for this project could be downloaded from here. The ZIP file contains all sources in the form of Eclipse projects that could be imported into Eclipse environment using "Import existing project into the workspace" feature provided by Eclipse.
1.2 Create Spring-DM Target Platform project structure
1.3 Configure Maven using Eclipse External Tools
1.4 Test Spring-DM Target Platform
1.5 Creta Spring-DM User Library (class path)
2.1 Configure Logging and Tracing with Log4J
2.2 Configure Eclipse PDE Tracing
3.1 Create Spring-DM service project
3.2 Implement Spring-DM service
3.3 Configure Spring-DM service
3.4 Deploy Spring-DM service
3.5 Package Spring-DM service
4.1 Develop Integration Test
5.1 Create web project as Eclipse plug-in project
5.2 Define OSGi specific deployment configuration
5.3 Deploy Spring-MVC project into Spring-DM Target Platform.