[forge-dev] Approach to Spring Boot handling JPA
Ivan St. Ivanov
ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 13:22:51 EDT 2015
Thanks for your answer! I add our Spring Boot expert Nayden to the loop.
Well, according to the Spring documentation it is possible to have
However, I see it more as a hack from our side.
On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM, George Gastaldi <ggastald at redhat.com>
> Hi Ivan,
> JPAFacet depends on having a PersistenceCommonDescriptor (
> so I guess that extending JPAFacet is not a good idea in this case. Is it a
> problem if the persistence.xml is created for a Spring Boot project?
> Otherwise, I'd suggest you to create the SpringBootJPAFacet without
> reusing the JavaEE ones (and create a "Spring Boot: JPA Setup"), as they
> really don't follow JavaEE in this context beyond the JPA JARs.
> Best Regards,
> George Gastaldi
> On 07/26/2015 05:52 PM, Ivan St. Ivanov wrote:
> Hi folks,
> As some of you probably heard, in Bulgarian JUG we are going to adopt an
> addon (as George put it a couple of months ago). Beginning of August we are
> going to develop a Forge extension for Spring Boot. One of the things that
> we are not sure yet how to tackle is persistence.
> You see, Spring supports JPA. However instead of configuring it in the
> Java EE way with persistence.xml, in Spring Boot they use a properties file
> for that (and for all their configuration). The current JPA facet
> implementations however are developed with presistence.xml in mind. The JPA
> setup wizard itself is also bound somehow to presistence.xml - it picks the
> facet to install based on that file.
> What we want to do is not to rewrite all the Forge commands for JPA just
> because of the fact above. We were thinking of a small change - extend
> JPAFacet with SpringBootJPAFacet. And then add a new implementation of
> PersistenceContainer -> SpringBootContainer or something? And then we have
> to change JPASetupWizardImpl to pick the facet not only based on the JPA
> version, but also based on the container.
> Or maybe there is a better way?
> I am expecting your feedback :)
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