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Step 1: Create a Web Project

We start by creating a new NetBeans Web Application Project:

  • Open the [New Project] dialog box, e.g. by using File > New Project...
  • Select Java Web > Web Application and click Next.
  • Choose a Project Name (e.g. Guestbook) and click Next.
  • Select Apache Tomcat 6 as the Server. Note: You may have to add Tomcat 6 as a new server by clicking the Add... button. Follow the instructions and specify the path to Tomcat.
  • Click the Finish button to create the project (Frameworks are not required).

To add ObjectDB/JPA support for the project:

  • Right click the Libraries folder in the [Projects] window and select Add Jar/Folder...
  • Select the objectdb.jar file from the bin subdirectory of the ObjectDB installation directory and click Open.

Now you should have a NetBeans Web Application project with ObjectDB/JPA support.

The next step is creating a JPA Entity class.