View Full Version : J2EE on OSX?

Dec 16, 2005, 01:10 AM
Obviously, I can do java dev on my mac...but can I do J2EE (servlets, etc)?
Sun doesn't list MacOS on their supported platforms :-(

Dec 16, 2005, 02:25 AM
I had Tomcat installed ages back and it worked fine.

Dec 16, 2005, 09:56 AM
They don't list OS X as a supported platform for their Sun Java System Application Server (which may work, just unsupported), but you can use:


The list goes on...

So, yes you can "do J2EE" in OS X. See http://developer.apple.com/internet/java/enterprisejava.html as a starting point

Dec 16, 2005, 12:43 PM
Even Macromedia lists Mac OS X as one of the platforms on which JRun 4 will run: http://www.macromedia.com/software/jrun/productinfo/systemreqs/ even though their J2EE development tools don't seem to run on Mac OS X.

Dec 19, 2005, 11:12 PM
Thanks...got Tomcat setup, and building servlets. What IDE's do you use? Eclipse seems to crash on OS X when compiling servlets with Tomcat's servlet.jar in the library path.

For now I've resorted to jEdit for writing the java programs, then build with Ant. However, I prefer a more fully integrated environment. The Tomcat plugin for Eclipse is also not working for me.

Dec 20, 2005, 09:10 AM
You can look into the MyEclipse IDE (http://www.myeclipseide.com/) plugin for eclipse - I have had pretty good luck with stability with this.

Otherwise, I have heard VERY good things about IntelliJ IDEA (http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/) ($$$).