Develop, manage and deploy Spring Framework based applications.
Download Spring IDE 1.3.6 for EasyEclipse 1.2.2:
Spring IDE is a graphical user interface for the configuration files used by the Spring Framework. Spring IDE provides the following features:
- Project nature which support a list of Spring bean config files and sets of bean config files (aka beans config sets)
- Incremental builder which validates all modified Spring bean config files defined in a Spring project
- View which displays a tree with all Spring projects and their Spring bean config files
- Image decorator which decorates all Spring projects, their bean config files and all Java classes which are used as bean classes
- Editor (read-only) which displays a graph from all beans defined in a single config file or a config set
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This plugin is in the EasyEclipse Server Java distribution.
If you install this plugin on another EasyEclipse distribution, the dependent plugins Eclipse Web tools editors and Eclipse Java Development Tools must be present in the EasyEclipse distribution, or must be installed separately.
Help is available for this plugin, in the Help > Help Contents menu in EasyEclipse.
However, the help is only about Spring, not Spring IDE. You will find much more documentation about SpringIDE on the Wiki (see the Links section below).
In any case, setting up your first project, however, can be tricky, as you need to add the needed libraries, the configuration files, and the class path to a web application project.
The best solution is probably to download and extract the Spring framework, and import the
webapp-minimal sample into an existing Dynamic Web Application. To do that you must:
- Install the Eclipse J2EE Tools plugin.
- Follow the Getting Started instructions for the Eclipse J2EE Tools plugin, including install Tomcat and creating a Dynamic Web Project. Specific settings must be:
- The project must be called
- You must create and select a target runtime, for example Tomcat 5.5,
- You must make sure that version for the Dynamic Web Module in the Project Facets is 2.3. (Clicking on the version number let you select among the avaailable values).
- The project must be called
- Copy the content of the
samples/webapp-minimal/warfolder from the Spring installation, into WebContent folder of the Dynamic Web Project you created. This will overwrite the WEB-INF folder.
- Copy the file
distfolder from the Spring installation, to the
WebContent/WEB-INF/libfolder of the project.
- Copy the content of
samples/webapp-minimal/src folder from the Spring installation, into the src folder of the project.
- The project should build correctly (no error in the Problems view).
- Run the project by selecting Run As > Run on Server, and select the Tomcat 5.0 runtime that you have created.
- The browser will open on URL http://localhost:8080/example, and you should see a success message
Changes in EasyEclipse 1.3.1:
- Upgraded to Spring IDE 2.0.2.
- Upgraded to Spring IDE 1.3.6.
- Upgraded to Spring IDE 1.3.2.
- Upgraded to Spring IDE 1.3.0.
- Initial release (with Spring IDE 1.2.5).
Credits: SpringIDE team, Torsten Jurgeleit, Christian Dupuis, Robert Mederer, Pierre-Antoine Gregoire
Copyright (c) SpringIDE Team.
This plugin is licensed under the Apache License 2.0 license.