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Rio provides a custom Maven archetype for creating a Rio project. An archetype is a Maven 2 form of a project template. You can create an empty shell of your project quickly.

Using the Rio Archetype

The Rio archetype allows you to create a Rio application in seconds.

If you don't have Maven, you can get it here. Install it and then invoke:

mvn archetype:generate
Make sure it is all typed as a single line. It's been formatted here for readability.

Or, you can simply run:

RIO_HOME/bin/rio create-project
If this is the first time you do this, you'll see a large number of download messages.

Make sure you have the RIO_HOME environment variable set.

You will be prompted to enter the artifactId, service to create (this will be the classname of the service interface), the groupId, version and package name. The following output shows the interaction:

[INFO] Building Maven Default Project
[INFO] task-segment: [archetype:generate] (aggregator-style)
[INFO] Preparing archetype:generate
[INFO] No goals needed for project - skipping
[INFO] Setting property: classpath.resource.loader.class => 'org.codehaus.plexus.velocity.ContextClassLoaderResourceLoader'.
[INFO] Setting property: velocimacro.messages.on => 'false'.
[INFO] Setting property: resource.loader => 'classpath'.
[INFO] Setting property: resource.manager.logwhenfound => 'false'.
[INFO] [archetype:generate {execution: default-cli}]
[INFO] Generating project in Interactive mode
[INFO] Archetype defined by properties
Define value for artifactId: : myexample
Define value for service: : Hello
Define value for groupId: : example
Define value for version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT: :
Define value for package: example: :
Confirm properties configuration:
artifactId: myexample
service: Hello
groupId: example
artifactId: myexample
version: 1.0-SNAPSHOT
Y: :
[INFO] Total time: 39 seconds
[INFO] Finished at: Wed Jan 06 17:40:02 EST 2010
[INFO] Final Memory: 13M/80M

Simply 'cd' into your newly created project directory and type 'mvn install' and the service will be built, packaged, tested and installed.

Generated Project Features

The generated Maven project is a multi-module project with the following structure:

The project has the following items generated:

  • The pom.xml
  • artifactId-api/pom.xml
  • artifactId-api/src/main/java/package/artifactId/api/ (interface)
  • artifactId-service/src/main/java/package/artifactId/service/ (implementation)
  • artifactId-service/src/test/java/package/artifactId/service/ (used as a base class for service testing)
  • artifactId-service/src/test/java/package/artifactId/service/ (uses a StaticCybernode for testing your service)
  • artifactId-service/src/test/java/package/artifactId/service/ (starts Rio services and deploys your service for testing)
  • artifactId-service/src/test/conf/test-config.groovy
  • src/main/opstring/artifactId.groovy (OperationalString)
The package, artifactId and Service items are replaced with the values you provide when prompted by the Rio Maven Archetype.

IDE Integration

Maven also comes pre-packaged with plugins for getting up and running with your favorite IDE. Try using mvn idea:idea or mvn eclipse:eclipse for each respective editor.

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Version: 5.0-M3. Last Published: 2013-06-04.