Java EE 6 running sample Pet Catalog

Last Friday I bought The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts (4th Edition) (Java Series) ( for revision.

The bad thing are

1. The source code of the book cannot be downloaded.

2. The book is asking you to use NetBean and not Eclipse.

I ended installing NetBean and got the Pet Catalog example to try. You can do that by choosing File -> New Project… -> Samples.


The sample will automatically downloaded into your local drive. Something tricky in the setup instruction.

You cannot setup the JDBC resources in NetBean.


You need go to GlassFish Admin Console if order to add the JDBC Connection Pools and JDBC Resources.



My personal opinion. NetBean IDE is friendlier than Eclipse. At least there are many samples you can download from the NetBean IDE itself.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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