We looked at the role of a container, we talked a bit about deployment descriptors, and we took a first look at the Model 2 MVC architecture. But you can’t just sit here and read all day—now it’s time to actually do something.
The four steps we’ll follow:
Review the user’s views (what the browser will display), and the high level architecture.
Create the development environment that we will use for this project (which you can use for any other example in the book).
Create the deployment environment that we will use for this project (which you can use for any other example in the book).
Perform iterative development and testing on the various components of our web application. (OK, this is more of a strategy than a step.)
Note: We recommend iterative development and testing, although we won’t always show all the steps in this book.