Refactoring the Prototype
Step 1 of 6
In larger projects, it is important to have all of your files and modules well organized. You’ll make two changes to help better organize your project:
guestbook-webmodule into the
guestbookfolder so that it’s in the same place as the
guestbook-apimodules that you created.
Since you’ll now have two portlets, reorganize your JSPs to group them by portlet.
The best way to move modules around is to use Dev Studio CE’s Refactor function. The refactor function scans for and updates project dependencies and links.
In the Project Explorer, right-click on
guestbook-weband select Refactor → Move.
In the window that appears, click Browse, navigate to the
guestbookfolder and then click New Folder.
Name the new folder
Click Open and then OK to confirm.
guestbook-web folder now appears in the structure with the other modules.
Currently, all your JSPs sit in your web module’s
src/main/resources/META-INF/resources folder, which serves as the context root folder. To make a clear separation between the Guestbook portlet and the Guestbook Admin portlet, you must place the files that make up their view layers in separate folders:
guestbook-webproject, right click the
src/main/resources/META-INF/resourcesfolder and select New → Folder. Name the new folder
guestbookwebportletand click Finish.
edit_entry.jspinto the new folder by dragging and dropping them there.
Open both files and change the
init.jsplocation at the top of the file:
Check the other references to JSPs within the files to make sure that they point to the new locations.
As you update your view layer to take full advantage of the new back-end, you’ll update any references to the old paths. In addition, you must update the resource location in your component properties. In the next step, you’ll update all of those properties, including the one that defines the resource location.