Before you can start playing with Tomcat for real, you'll need to set it up. Refer to Appendix A,“Getting and Installing JDK and Tomcat,” for the appropriate walkthrough for your operating system and setup for Tomcat.
Under Linux, you won't see much because the process is running in the background. Under Windows, you'll see the startup window shown in Figure 1.1.
By default, Tomcat listens on port 8080, so if you open up a browser and cruise to http://localhost:8080, you'll see the Tomcat splash page (shown in Figure 1.2).
Poking around in the JSP examples ...