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beginning server side java

By kev_etherington ·
could someone tell me what type of system is needed to run java server side programming? I am interested in in beans and servlets, currently i'm using win98 but I am looking into Linux or maybe XP.

Any advice would be greatly accepted.

Thanks Kev

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Look for a servlet container for your OS

by Jay Eckles In reply to beginning server side jav ...

To be able to run a servlet, you need to have another piece of software running called a servlet container (sometimes this is called an application server). The J2EE distribution actually comes with a fully self-contained servlet container, so if there is a J2EE distribution for your OS of choice, that's all you need. For J2EE 1.3, that includes Windows NT/2000, Linux, and Solaris.

A very popular free servlet container is Tomcat from the Apache Jakarta project. You can learn about it and download it from http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat

After you have your environment setup, if you need an introduction to Java Servlets, take a look at
and let me know how you make out.

Good luck.


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server system

by Boyarsky In reply to beginning server side jav ...

You need the jdk, the server side add-on to the jdk and a server.

In addition to the one Jay mentioned, Blazix is another free server. It's easy to use and only a 1.5 MB download. Great for dialup.


If you're just learning, any system is fine.

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