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Seam Framework: Experience the Evolution of Java™ EE, Second Edition by Thomas Heute, Jacob Orshalick, Michael Juntao Yuan

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5 Rapid Application Development Tools

In the previous two chapters, we saw that Seam applications are very easy to code but there are several configuration files to manage. To be fair, the configuration files are simple (no “XML code”); moreover, they are about 90% the same across different projects. Still, the developers need to keep track of them. That is where development tools can really help!

Seam-gen is a rapid application generator shipped with the Seam distribution. With a few command-line operations, seam-gen generates an array of artifacts for Seam projects. In particular, we often use seam-gen to do the following:

• Automatically generate an empty Seam project with common configuration files, a build script, and directories ...

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