In this chapter we take apart an EAR, put it together, and then send it out into the world.
What is in an EAR.
How to build an EAR by hand.
How to integrate some of the tools we’ve covered before (CVS and Ant) to automate this and avoid having to build an EAR by hand.
How to deploy an EAR to JBoss.
How to deploy an EAR to Geronimo.
Some people may wonder why anyone would want to describe to you how to build an EAR by hand. The task of constructing such things is increasingly automated, often performed by IDEs, Ant, or J2EE containers or related tools. So why the grubby details of doing it yourself? Two reasons, really. First, if you hide behind the tool, you never fully understand what is happening. It looks ...