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Alice kinjal
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Hi,
I am new to his forum.I have Eclipse IDE 3.3 with the latest WTP version.
I have been using this from past one month and it worked fine for J2EE 1.4 projects.
But now I want to work with dynamic web project and I have realized I don't have that option in my IDE.Ive tried all plugins(latest one - Eclipse plugin-WTP-j2ee )but all in vain.I again installed a new latest Eclipse IDE undle including WTP,tried all s/w updates...None of them provides me the option of dynamic Web Project.I am frustrated now and really need help.
 
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

If by "dynamic web project" you mean a web application consisting of servlets and JSP pages, then you don't need an IDE. While some IDEs have plugins to develop web applications, those make it harder to get started, IMO, unless you already know what you're doing.

What you do need is a servlet container like Tomcat. I'd suggest to start with downloading that and getting it up and running.
 
karthikeyan Chockalingam
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Incase you are pointing about the File-->New Project-->web--> Dynamic web project, please make sure you have downloaded the relevant version of Eclipse 3.3

In this link http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

ensure you have selected the option Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
 
Alice kinjal
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Thanks I have Eclipse 3.3 but i will again download it with the specified option.Im keeping my fingers crossed
 
Alice kinjal
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Hi Ulf, I want to work on struts and spring and the Idea of having IDE seems to be comfortable.I didnot understand your suggestion.Because I tried running my project independently without IDE with only Tomcat but it didnot work and I got an error something like...Resource not found.What can that be??
 
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I didnot understand your suggestion.

My suggestion weas to download Tomcat and get it to run. Afterwards, you'd install your web app. Which part of that did you not understand?

but it did not work and I got an error something like...Resource not found. What can that be?

What were you doing when you got that error message? Where did it appear? Please post it in full, along with the URL you were trying to access: TellTheDetails
 
Alice kinjal
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Thanks firstly for that I can now see Dynamic web project after downloading Eclipse 3.3 for Java EE IDE... cheers!!!

Ulf I followed the following steps:

1)I deployed my application to the webapps folder of Tomcat
2)I opened IE and gave the URL as http://localhost:8080/DAGTest
3)I got 404 error ...The requested resource DAGTest is not available.

I have checked the DAGTest folder very much exists in the webapps folder.Why do I get this error then?
 
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