In this appendix, we show you how to install Tomcat and JSTL for use with this book. We focus on the Windows installation, but you can use these instructions with other operating systems as well. For specific information on how to install JSTL in a Unix environment, refer to Appendix D, “Unix Installation Notes.”
To compile and execute the examples in this book, you must install several components: a JDK version, Tomcat, and JSTL. Once these three components are installed, you are ready to develop JSTL Web applications and use the examples in this book.
Some of our examples also use a database connection. To use these examples, you must also install a database, such as MySQL. We cover installing MySQL in