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Step 1: Create a Java EE 6 Web Project

We start by creating a new Java EE 6 dynamic web project in Eclipse:

  • Open the [New Project] dialog box, e.g. by using File > New > Project...
  • Select Web > Dynamic Web Project and click Next.
  • Choose a Project Name (e.g. Guestbook).
  • Select GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3 (Java EE 6) as the Target runtime.
    Note: You may have to add GlassFish 3 as a new server by clicking the New Runtime... button and the Download additional server adapters link. Follow the instructions and specify the path to GlassFish 3 (which has to be downloaded separately) .
  • Click the Finish button to create the Java EE 6 dynamic web project.

To add ObjectDB/JPA support for the project drag the objectdb.jar file from the file system and drop it on the WebContent/WEB-INF/lib node in the Eclipse Project Explorer:

Now you should have an Eclipse Java EE 6 project with ObjectDB/JPA support.

The next step is creating a JPA Entity class.