Using inside an Application Server

If you have a maven project to build your WAR or EAR and want to use Jollyday, please keep in mind that normally some of the dependencies of Jollyday (i.e. JAXB) are already available in your application server's classpath. To avoid collisions with the Application Server classpath please include the dependency as follow:


At the time of this writing (January, 2nd - 2012), the current trunk code also integrates some changes to use the Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader() to load some reflection based classes in order to allow for the inclusion of the JAXB-API's inside the Web Archive or Enterprise Archive as this may be required in some scenarios.

Please, also check the documentation of your application server regarding two more situations that may arise in your application:

  1. Security Policy in your Application Server should allow reflection based classloading for the jollyday codebase
    grant codeBase "file:/my/path/to/jollyday.jar" {
        permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "getClassLoader";

    Check and for details.

  2. Classloader parent delegation model (web application jar's preferred or Application Server jar's preferred - JEE model vs JSE model)