⚠️This project is now part of the EE4J initiative. This repository has been archived as all activities are now happening in the corresponding Eclipse repository. See here for the overall EE4J transition status.
First Cup of Java EE Tutorial
This repository contains the source files that are used to build the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 8 Your First Cup: An Introduction to the Java EE Platform. The source files are authored in AsciiDoc. AsciiDoc is similar to original markdown but is particularly suited for user documentation. This project also uses JBake. JBake is a static site generator that is inspired from Jekyll and written in Java. JBake uses templates for the structure of the page and the body of the page is generated from AsciiDoc content.
Note that the First Cup Tutorial code examples are located in the javaee/firstcup-examples repository.
The easiest way to contribute is by opening an issue that contains feedback and review comments. All issues will be addressed as soon as possible.
The First Cup Tutorial project is also open for contributions and your help is greatly appreciated. If you have an idea for the tutorial and want to add a section or update an existing section, then review the following links:
Building the First Cup Tutorial
The following directions explain how to do local builds of the tutorial. Note that any changes that are pushed to the master branch automatically trigger a build of the site files and tutorial sources. The results are automatically pushed to the gh-pages branch. You can view the published site at https://javaee.github.io/firstcup/.
Note that manually deploying the site requires password-less authentication. This is done by exporting your SSH public key into your GitHub account.
Build the Site Locally
The site is generated under
file:///PATH_TO_PROJECT_DIR/target/staging in a browser to view
You can also invoke the JBake plugin directly:
Rebuild the Site on Changes
The following command builds the site and, if kept running, detects changes to the sources and incrementally renders the site. This is convenient when writing content.
Serve the Site locally
If a web server is required (for example, absolute paths are used), you can use the following command to start a
Jetty web server at
http://localhost:8820. The command also watches for changes and rebuilds incrementally.
Deploy the Site to Github Pages
If you want to manually push a build to the gh-pages branch, use:
mvn deploy -Ppublish-site
Produce a Zip File for Download
To produce a zip file containing the generated HTML files, use:
When making a release on GitHub, this zip file should be added to the release.