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Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring

By : Gerald Gierer
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Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring

By: Gerald Gierer

Overview of this book

Spring and Ext JS are cutting edge frameworks that allow us to build high performance web applications for modern devices, that are now consuming data at a faster rate than ever before. It is the appropriate time for you to understand how to best leverage these technologies when architecting, designing, and developing large scale web development projects. This practical guide condenses an approach to web development that was gained from real world projects, and outlines a simple, practical approach to developing high performance, and enterprise grade web applications. Starting with configuring Java, NetBeans, and MySQL to prepare your development environment, you will then learn how to connect your NetBeans IDE to the MySQL database server. We will then explore the Task Time Tracker (3T) project database structure and populate these tables with test data. Following on from this, we will examine core JPA concepts after reverse engineering the domain layer with NetBeans. Leveraging the Data Access Object design pattern, you will learn how to build the Java DAO implementation layer assisted by generics in base classes, followed by a Data Transfer Object enabled service layer to encapsulate the business logic of your 3T application. The final chapters that focus on Java explore how to implement the request handling layer using Spring annotated controllers, and deploy the 3T application to the GlassFish server. We will then configure the Ext JS 4 development environment and introduce key Ext JS 4 concepts, including MVC and practical design conventions. Covering a variety of important Ext JS 4 strategies and concepts, you will be fully-equipped to implement a variety of different user interfaces using the Ext JS MVC design pattern. Your journey ends by exploring the production build and deployment process using Maven, Sencha Cmd and GlassFish.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Enterprise Application Development with Ext JS and Spring
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Introducing Spring Data JPA

Running the Task Time Tracker project

We have already built the project successfully; it is now time to run the project in GlassFish. Click on the Run toolbar item to start the process as follows:

The output should display the process, first building the project followed by starting and deploying to the GlassFish server. The final step will open your default browser and display the world-renowned message that is loved by all developers, as shown in the following screenshot:

Congratulations! You have now configured the core components for developing, building, and deploying a Spring Java project. The final step is to change the text on the default page. Open the index.html file as shown in the following screenshot:

Change <title> to Task Time Tracker Home Page and the <h1> text to Welcome to Task Time Tracker!. Save the page and refresh your browser to see the change.


Didn't see the updated text change on browser refresh? Under some circumstances, after deploying to GlassFish for the first time, the changes made in the index.html file may not be seen in the browser when you refresh the page. Restarting your NetBeans IDE should fix the issue and ensure subsequent changes are immediately deployed to GlassFish when any project resource is saved.