This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
For the SCJD can or should I use Tomcat? I went to the Tomcat download page and it was unclear what exactly I should download then I thought before I go on I should first check with this great forum to see if Tomcat is what I want then ask how to download it from.
The SCJD does not require you to use a servlet container, like Tomcat. In fact, the SCJD really has nothing to do with servlet or web application development - that would be the web component developer, or SCWCD, exam. Perhaps that's what you're interested in doing(?) The SCJD is concerned with measuring your ability in developing applications using the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE). Basically, you are required to develop your own cleint/server application, including GUI and database access. In short, there's no use for Tomcat anywhere really.