Scala Development Setup

June 22, 2013

I had this idea for doing a Scala project integrating WebSockets with Kafka, so I spent a good bit of today trying out different configurations for doing Scala development. My first pass was to try IntellijIDEA from JetBrains. I really liked their RubyMine IDE for Ruby, and people were raving about IDEA for Scala development, so I gave it a go.

It's actually not a bad IDE. I had some trouble navigating, but most of that was because I was so used to Eclipse. However, the big thing that was lacking was good sbt support. Whatever project I was going


Creating RESTEasy Project with Eclipse and Maven

May 20, 2013

Handy safety tip: to create a RESTEasy-friendly Maven project in Eclipse, do the following:

  1. Create the project as a simple Maven project
  2. In the project Properties -> Project Facets, make the project faceted, and select "Dynamic Web Module" (you may get a NullPointerException, but it doesn't seem to matter). Under "Further Configuration...", point the WebApp directory to be src/main/webapp, and have it create the web.xml file.
  3. Under "Web Content Settings", set the Context root
  4. Under "Deployment Assembly", select "Add...", select "Java Build Path Entries", and select "Maven Dependencies". It should put them in WEB-INF/lib.
  5. Add the