Jetty plug-in?

Hi,

Is there a jetty plug-in for IntelliJ? (e.g. in work by someone? maybe even
for the plug-in contest?)

In the repository it doesn't seems to be any, and the "Cargo", plug-in is not
that advanced as the official Tomcat plug-in.

Thanks in advance,

Ahmed.
p.s. Also maybe supporting the newly released jetty6?

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Ahmed Mohombe wrote:

Is there a jetty plug-in for IntelliJ? (e.g. in work by someone? maybe even
for the plug-in contest?)


I've had it in mind to write one for quite some time but have never made
a start on it. I planned to start thinking about it after finishing
some changes to another plug-in (sometime soon...).

Do you have some ideas about what you'd like to see supported in a
plug-in? I haven't used Jetty since version 4.something-or-other (and
then it was to embed it in a product rather than to use it as a
standalone servlet container) so I'm pretty much out of date with
changes over the last couple of years. What versions do you think
should be supported?

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Mark Scott
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Do you have some ideas about what you'd like to see supported in a
plug-in?

IMHO for the beginning, it should behave as much as possible as the official
tomcat plug-in:
http://svn.jetbrains.org/idea/Trunk/tomcat/

I haven't used Jetty since version 4.something-or-other (and
then it was to embed it in a product rather than to use it as a
standalone servlet container) so I'm pretty much out of date with
changes over the last couple of years.

If the jetty plug-in would work as the tomcat one, than there would many
other features that could further improve productivity, but IMHO, it
would need first to reach the level of Tomcat.

What versions do you think
should be supported?

IMHO only the newly released version 6.0.

Ahmed.

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What versions do you think
should be supported?

And from an IntelliJ point of view, 6.x too :).

Ahmed.

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I agree that Jetty has been shaping up into something pretty good.

Out of curiosity, what's the benefit of IDEA integration (any IDE integration
actually)?

I've been running a stripped-to-the-bone Tomcat against my exploded webapp
directory, with great satisfaction. (startup times around 4/5 seconds)
Depending on what I was doing I would either do a build in IDEA or a maven
war:webapp on the console, and then run (from console).

In contrast, the built in 'deployment' support has always seemed complex
and slow.

Have I been missing something? Should I give it a second look?


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Out of curiosity, what's the benefit of IDEA integration (any IDE
integration actually)?

There are several benefits, but the first one that comes in to my mind is that it just works:
- one just needs to select the tomcat directory(once at IDE install), and the IDE does the rest.
This is very simple and works very will with multiple tomcat versions too - without headaches.

In contrast, the built in 'deployment' support has always seemed complex
and slow.

Well, that's not my experience, and I don't think that this was the intention of
Jetbrains either :). Maybe there are a few issues, but if you name the ticket number
I'm convinced JB will solve them before 6.0 goes final.

Have I been missing something?

I don't know how does your "workflow" looks like :).

IMHO there are many application server specific things that an IDE could tap to supply
higher productivity (with a help of a server specific plug-in), instead of the generic solution.

Ahmed.

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