Topics in This Chapter
Installing and configuring Java
Downloading and setting up a server
Configuring your development environment
Testing your setup
Simplifying servlet and JSP deployment
Locating files in Tomcat, JRun, and Resin
Organizing projects into Web applications
Before you can start learning specific servlet and JSP techniques, you need to have the right software and know how to use it. This introductory chapter explains how to obtain, configure, test, and use free versions of all the software needed to run servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP). The initial setup involves seven steps, as outlined below.
Download and install the Java Software Development Kit (SDK). This step involves downloading an implementation ...