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This is a very simple example of a JSP-page calling a Session Bean. The result looks like this:
The primary purpose of the example is to provide a very simple demonstration of an EJB session bean. It is not intended to be a complete example or one that could be used as a template for creating your own EJB session bean. This is an example using Geronimo 2.1, Java 1.5 and EJB 3.0.
MyTimeBean.java is an EJB that can tell time. The EJB is in the package org.apache.geronimo.samples.mytimepak. By using the @Stateless annotation Geronimo will recognize that this is a stateless session bean. There is no need for a ejb-jar.xml.
MyTimeLocal.java is the Local interface. As this EJB will only be used from a JSP-page that is running in the same server (same JVM) I use a Local interface that do not make use of the network.
index.jsp utilizes the MyTimeBean to tell time.
plan.xml is generated by building the sample and can be found under ./mytime-jetty/target/resources/META-INF/plan.xml to deploy on jetty or ./mytime-tomcat/target/resources/META-INF/plan.xml to deploy on tomcat following a successful build of the sample. Shown below is the deployment plan for tomcat.
Please reference Samples General Information for information on obtaining and building the source for this and other samples.
Use a command prompt to navigate into the mytime directory and just give mvn clean install site command to build. It will create the mytime-ear-2.1-SNAPSHOT.ear under the mytime folder. Now, you are ready to deploy mytime application in the Geronimo Application server using either the plugins generated for tomcat and jetty or the deployment plan that was generated and the ear.
Deploying sample application is pretty straight forward as we are going to use the Geronimo Console.
To test the sample web application open a browser and type http://localhost:8080/mytime.