For me, one of the hardest things about getting started with developing with Seam was getting a project setup that I could work with. The examples that ship with Seam only build within the whole Seam super-project, which doesn’t work for developing your own projects. Most of the other guides on setting up a project (using Eclipse WTP, or other things) either didn’t work for me, or seemed overly complicated, or used a structure that just seemed odd to me.

If they work for you, that’s great. If they don’t, I’ve posted up a zipped up version of the base seam project that I use. I use Eclipse 3.2 and MyEclipseIDE as my development environment, so you may need to make a few tweaks. You have to configure your JBoss installation location, and the ant script will build and deploy an exploded ear file as it’s default target. The project I used for the base structure is the Seam Booking example, so just replace things as you like.

Get the base seam project here!