EJB/WebLogic development - nearly impossible in IDEA ?

hello

IDEA disappointed me very much when I tried to do some EJB's for WebLogic. EJB development is almost impossible for following reasons:

1) IDEA generates wrong deployment descriptors for both WL 8.1 and 7.0. I run WL APC tool and it complains about non-valid DD's.

2) IDEA doesnt allow to modify DD's when I try to fix screwed up DD's ! And what if I want to tune up something ?

3) Then I tried to make IDEA to fix DD (missing table name for CMP beans). IDEA provides config GUI that allows to choose some existing table but that functionality doesnt work I tried both ways - to get it from WL and from custom DataSource that you create in IDEA. What if I would like allow WL to create this table ?

I was very very upset and at the end I started Borland JBuilder and got the job done in minutes ! I would prefer to use IDEA because code editing and auto-completion features makes me more productive to write java code, unless I do EJB's.

I wonder have those guys at least tried to develop a single EJB within IDEA ? My impression is that they havent tested EJB support at all.

IntelliJ early products earned an excellent reputation, however quality of latest features of IDEA makes one to wonder about their QA practices.

Has anybody similar or opposite experience ?

Maris Orbidans
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD

PS I was using latest IDEA 4.0.3.
PPS I will gladly provide some interesting screenshots.

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Hi,

I will much appreciate more details on your Weblogic EJB experience
using last Pallada EAP builds in the form of the tracker requests. This
certainly will lead to your better development experience with IDEA &
Weblogic.

Maris Orbidans wrote:

hello

IDEA disappointed me very much when I tried to do some EJB's for WebLogic. EJB development is almost impossible for following reasons:

1) IDEA generates wrong deployment descriptors for both WL 8.1 and 7.0. I run WL APC tool and it complains about non-valid DD's.

2) IDEA doesnt allow to modify DD's when I try to fix screwed up DD's ! And what if I want to tune up something ?

3) Then I tried to make IDEA to fix DD (missing table name for CMP beans). IDEA provides config GUI that allows to choose some existing table but that functionality doesnt work I tried both ways - to get it from WL and from custom DataSource that you create in IDEA. What if I would like allow WL to create this table ?

I was very very upset and at the end I started Borland JBuilder and got the job done in minutes ! I would prefer to use IDEA because code editing and auto-completion features makes me more productive to write java code, unless I do EJB's.

I wonder have those guys at least tried to develop a single EJB within IDEA ? My impression is that they havent tested EJB support at all.

IntelliJ early products earned an excellent reputation, however quality of latest features of IDEA makes one to wonder about their QA practices.

Has anybody similar or opposite experience ?

Maris Orbidans
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD

PS I was using latest IDEA 4.0.3.
PPS I will gladly provide some interesting screenshots.



--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hi Maxim

I tried the latest build and it works, indeed !
No wrong deployment descriptors again.

I noticed just one minor problem. When I run WL 8.1 under IDEA and WL throws an exception, then IDEA shows WL status "disconnected" and there is no way to shutdown WL from IDEA.

There are many new nice features in the new build.

Maris

Hi,

I will much appreciate more details on your Weblogic
EJB experience
using last Pallada EAP builds in the form of the
tracker requests. This
certainly will lead to your better development
experience with IDEA &
Weblogic.

Maris Orbidans wrote:

hello

IDEA disappointed me very much when I tried to do

some EJB's for WebLogic. EJB development is *almost
impossible* for following reasons:


1) IDEA generates wrong deployment

descriptors for both WL 8.1 and 7.0. I run WL APC
tool and it complains about non-valid DD's.


2) IDEA doesnt allow to modify DD's when I

try to fix screwed up DD's And what if I want to
tune up something ?


3) Then I tried to make IDEA to fix DD (missing

table name for CMP beans). IDEA provides config GUI
that allows to choose some existing table but that
functionality doesnt work ! I tried both ways
- to get it from WL and from custom DataSource that
you create in IDEA. What if I would like allow WL to
create this table ?


I was very very upset and at the end I

started Borland JBuilder and got the job done in
minutes I would prefer to use IDEA because code
editing and auto-completion features makes me more
productive to write java code, unless I do EJB's.


*I wonder have those guys at least tried to

develop a single EJB within IDEA ? My impression is
that they havent tested EJB support at all.*


IntelliJ early products earned an excellent

reputation, however quality of latest features of
IDEA makes one to wonder about their QA practices.


Has anybody similar or opposite experience ?

Maris Orbidans
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD

PS I was using latest IDEA 4.0.3.
PPS I will gladly provide some interesting

screenshots.


--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Hi,

Could you post the tracker with exact steps to reproduce the error
behavior. Thank you in advance.

Maris Orbidans wrote:

Hi Maxim

I tried the latest build and it works, indeed !
No wrong deployment descriptors again.

I noticed just one minor problem. When I run WL 8.1 under IDEA and WL throws an exception, then IDEA shows WL status "disconnected" and there is no way to shutdown WL from IDEA.

There are many new nice features in the new build.

Maris

>>Hi,
>>
>>I will much appreciate more details on your Weblogic
>>EJB experience
>>using last Pallada EAP builds in the form of the
>>tracker requests. This
>>certainly will lead to your better development
>>experience with IDEA &
>>Weblogic.
>>
>>Maris Orbidans wrote:
>>
>>
>>>hello
>>>
>>>IDEA disappointed me very much when I tried to do
>>
>>some EJB's for WebLogic. EJB development is *almost
>>impossible* for following reasons:
>>
>>>1) IDEA generates wrong deployment
>>
>>descriptors for both WL 8.1 and 7.0. I run WL APC
>>tool and it complains about non-valid DD's.
>>
>>>2) IDEA doesnt allow to modify DD's when I
>>
>>try to fix screwed up DD's And what if I want to
>>tune up something ?
>>
>>>3) Then I tried to make IDEA to fix DD (missing
>>
>>table name for CMP beans). IDEA provides config GUI
>>that allows to choose some existing table but that
>>functionality doesnt work ! I tried both ways
>>- to get it from WL and from custom DataSource that
>>you create in IDEA. What if I would like allow WL to
>>create this table ?
>>
>>>I was very very upset and at the end I
>>
>>started Borland JBuilder and got the job done in
>>minutes I would prefer to use IDEA because code
>>editing and auto-completion features makes me more
>>productive to write java code, unless I do EJB's.
>>
>>>*I wonder have those guys at least tried to
>>
>>develop a single EJB within IDEA ? My impression is
>>that they havent tested EJB support at all.*
>>
>>>IntelliJ early products earned an excellent
>>
>>reputation, however quality of latest features of
>>IDEA makes one to wonder about their QA practices.
>>
>>>Has anybody similar or opposite experience ?
>>>
>>>Maris Orbidans
>>>SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD
>>>
>>>PS I was using latest IDEA 4.0.3.
>>>PPS I will gladly provide some interesting
>>
>>screenshots.
>>
>>
>>--
>>Best regards,
>> Maxim Mossienko
>>IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
>>http://www.intellij.com
>>"Develop with pleasure!"




--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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