Making workspace (Set up Eclipse, Tomcat, Ant, Maven, Spring Ide, SVN)

I used eclipse IDE for creating my working environment.

  • Download eclipse.  if you want old version visit this site http://archive.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/. unzipped that zip file into your desired location. i used here eclipse v3.4.1.
  • Download tomcat. i used tomcat 5.27 (Windows Service Installer). during installation set the jre path. I guess you have already installed jdk 1.4 or later. install tomcat plugins: download plugins from http://www.easyeclipse.org/site/plugins/tomcat-launcher.html. here you can get some installment information too.

Now run the tomcat server and check this address – http://localhost:8080. you can change the port number by editing tomcat-home/conf/server.xml file.

  • After install tomcat plugins restart your the eclipse by execute the following commands.
    command prompt > eclipse -clean
    Now you can see tomcat in eclipse. Before using the plugin, you must set Tomcat home : Window > Preferences, select Tomcat and set the Tomcat version and Tomcat home fields.
  • Ant : download ant. unzipped your desired location. update your computer env path.click win-key + pause/break key and click Advance tab and select environment variables. create new system variable –
    ANT_HOME=D:/ Development Tools/Java/apache-ant-1.7.0-bin
    update path variable
    PATH= …..;D:/Development Tools/Java/apache-ant-1.7.0-bin/bin

Ensure these two environment variable are set by typing following on command prompt
echo %ANT_HOME%
echo %PATH%

lets check is it installed. open command prompt -> ant press enter. it shows-Buildfile: build.xml does not exist!.  that means it is works.

lets configure eclipse ant. Click Windose -> Prefreneces -> Ant (Runtime) select Classpath tab. now click Ant Home button and set the ant home location.

  • Download Maven.Unzip the maven download to your computer:  D:/Development Tools/Java/maven-2.0.9. update your computer env path.click win-key + pause/break key and click Advance tab and select environment variables. create new system variable –
    M2_HOME=D:/Development Tools/Java/maven-2.0.9
    update path variable
    PATH= …..;D:/Development Tools/Java/maven-2.0.9/bin  Ensure these two environment variable are set by typing following on command prompt

    echo %JAVA_HOME%
    echo %M2_HOME%
    echo %PATH%

type in command prompt ->mvn –version . if this command shows its version that means it works.

You can install maven plugins. use http://m2eclipse.codehaus.org/update/ this link for install this plugin (read the following paragraph for how to install plugins).

please use this link -http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/update/  this is more update than http://m2eclipse.codehaus.org/update/

  • Click help menu of eclipse and select software update. select available software tab and click add site button. put http://springide.org/updatesite value into location and press OK. after restart you eclipse you will get spring features. lets check is it installed. Press ctrl+N , type spring into new wizard text field then you can see spring tree.
  • SVN: you can download svn client version.

for plugings -Click help menu of eclipse and select software update. select available software tab and click add site button. put http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.0.x    value into location and press OK.

or visit this page – http://subclipse.tigris.org/

after restart you eclipse click window->open perspective->other you will see SVN Repository Exploring.

Note – for unzipped i used 7-Zip software this is free.

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