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Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

By : Ashish Sarin, Ashish Kumar Sarin, Brian Fitzpatrick
Book Image

Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook

By: Ashish Sarin, Ashish Kumar Sarin, Brian Fitzpatrick

Overview of this book

Spring Roo is an easy-to-use productivity tool for rapidly developing Java enterprise applications using well-recognized frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, AspectJ, Spring Web Flow, Spring Security, GWT, and so on. Spring Roo takes care of creating maven-enabled projects, enterprise application architecture based on your choice of technologies, unit/integration tests based on your choice of testing framework, and so on. The bottom line is that if you're using Spring, then you must consider using Spring Roo for increased productivity. Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook brings together a collection of recipes that demonstrate how the Spring Roo developer tool simplifies rapidly developing enterprise applications using standard technologies/frameworks such as JPA, GWT, Spring, Flex, Spring Web Flow, Spring Security, and so on. It introduces readers to developing enterprise applications for the real world using Spring Roo tool. The book starts off with basic recipes to make readers comfortable with using Spring Roo tool. As the book progresses, readers are introduced to more sophisticated features supported by Spring Roo in the context of a Flight Booking application. In a step-by-step by fashion, each recipe shows how a particular activity is performed, what Spring Roo does when a command is executed, and why it is important in the context of the application being developed. Initially, you make a quick start with using Spring Roo through some simple recipes. Then you learn how Spring Roo simplifies creating the persistence layer of an enterprise application using JPA. You are introduced to the various roo commands to create JPA entities, create relationships between JPA entities, create integration tests using Spring TestContext framework, and so on. Following this, the book shows you how Spring Roo simplifies creating the web layer of an enterprise application using Spring Web MVC, Spring Web Flow, and how to create selenium tests for controller objects. Subsequently, we focus on using Spring-BlazeDS, GWT, JSON, and so on. Spring Roo commands that are used to incorporate e-mail/messaging features into an enterprise application are demonstrated next. Finally, we wrap it up with some miscellaneous recipes that show how to extend Spring Roo via add-ons, incorporate security, create cloud-ready applications, remove Spring Roo from your enterprise application, and so on.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Spring Roo 1.1 Cookbook
About the Author
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Adding search capability to your domain model with Sol

Apache Solr is an open-source search platform built on top of the Apache Lucene search engine library. Spring Roo's Solr add-on provides support for integrating the Roo-generated domain model with Solr platform. In this recipe, we'll look at how Roo makes use of SolrJ Java client library to add domain model data into Solr server for indexing and to search domain model data based on user supplied query parameters.

Getting ready

To see Roo's support for Solr in action, you need to download and run the Solr server, as described here:

  1. Download the Solr server version 1.4.0 ZIP file from Solr website and unzip the bundle into a directory. Let's call the unzipped directory as SOLR_HOME.

  2. Go to the SOLR_HOME\example directory and start Solr server:

    C:\...\apache-solr-1.4.0\example> java –jar start.jar
  3. Open the web browser and verify that Solr server has successfully started by going to the following URL: http://localhost:8983/solr/admin/...