Chapter 1Introduction

Nobody will ever need more than 640K RAM!

—Bill Gates, 1981

Java Web Application Development and Eclipse

We are living in a Golden Age of software development. The Internet has opened up fantastic new opportunities for applications. There is an abundance of powerful, inexpensive personal computers and mobile devices that can access the Internet and run these new applications. And, to fuel their creation and deployment, the Open Source movement has created an unprecedented array of high-quality, freely available middleware and tools. It is truly a great time to be a software developer. We are limited only by our imagination and our ability to master the skills demanded by this rich environment.

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