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Welcome to Tomcat7 on CloudBees

This is a "ClickStart" that gets you going with a Maven - Tomcat 7 "seed" project starting point. You can launch it here:

This will setup a continuous deployment pipeline - a CloudBees Git repository, a Jenkins build compiling and running the test suite (on each commit). Should the build succeed, this seed app is deployed on a Tomcat 7 container.

CloudBees Tomcat 7 container

Tomcat 7 container is available on CloudBees thanks to the tomcat7-clickstack. Documentation is available here.

How to deploy a web application on a Tomcat7 ClickStack

You can deploy your web application on the tomcat7 clickstack using the CloudBees SDK "app:deploy" command.

bees app:deploy -a myapp -t tomcat7 ./target/tomcat7-maven-clickstart-1.0-SNAPSHOT.war
  • "-a myapp": name of the CloudBees account and of the application. The application will be accessible on the URL
  • "-t tomcat7": identifier of the tomcat7 clickstack
  • "./target/tomcat7-maven-clickstart-1.0-SNAPSHOT.war": path to the war file. You only need to set the "-R", "-t" and "-D" settings once - they will be remembered for subsequent deploys.

How to bind a CloudBees MySql database to an application on a Tomcat7 ClickStack

Create database if needed

db:create --username my-username --password alpha-beta mydb

Bind application to database

bees app:bind -a  myapp -db mydb -as mydb
  • "-a myapp": the name of your application
  • "-db mydb": the name of your CloudBees MySQL Database
  • "-as mydb": the name of the binding which is used to identify the binding and to compose the name of the environment variables used to describe this binding (always prefer '_' to '-' for bindings because '-' is not supported in linux environment variable names).

This binding will create

  • A JNDI DataSource with name "java:comp/env/jdbc/mydb" (also available at "jdbc/mydb")
  • The following System Properties
    • DATABASE_URL_MYDB: url of the database starting with "mysql:" (e.g. "mysql://"). Please note that this URL is not prefixed by "jdbc:".
    • DATABASE_USERNAME_MYDB: login of the database
    • DATABASE_PASSWORD_MYDB: password of the database

Details on bindings are available in Binding services (resources) to applications.

Use the DataSource in you application

Plain Java

You can now use your "java:comp/env/jdbc/mydb" JNDI DataSource in your application. Please note that "jdbc/mydb" is also available.

Java code sample:

Context ctx = new InitialContext();
DataSource ds = (DataSource) ctx.lookup("java:comp/env/jdbc/mydb");
Connection conn = ds.getConnection();
ResultSet rst = stmt.executeQuery("select 1");
while ( {
    out.print("resultset result: " + rst.getString(1));

Java Standard Tag Library / JSTL

JSP / JSTL code sample:

<%@ taglib uri="" prefix="sql" %>
<%@ taglib uri="" prefix="c" %>
<sql:query var="rs" dataSource="jdbc/mydb">
    select 1 as col1

<h1>Datasource JSTL Demo</h1>

<c:forEach var="row" items="${rs.rows}">
Row: ${row.col1}<br/>