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What is required to begin?

Glade Wishart
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Joined: Nov 03, 2000
Posts: 30
I would like to start working with JSP but currently have not put much time into this technology. Could someone please tell me if I need to download a special API from Sun to create JSPs or if the standard SDK download has everythink that I need.
Thank you for your response.
Ashwin Desai
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Joined: Jul 17, 2000
Posts: 124
Hi,
The standard Java 2 API does not contain JSP classes. You will need to download the JSP specific classes from Sun/other vendors.
You will also need a web server to test and deploy your applications.
Follow this link to know more. http://www.javasoft.com/products/jsp/download.html
Ashwin.

Phil Hanna
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Joined: Apr 05, 2001
Posts: 118
Tomcat works quite nicely for learning. Go to
http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-tomcat-4.0/release/v4.0-b3/ and download jakarta-tomcat-4.0-b3.zip. This is beta 3 of Tomcat 4.0. Very easy to install - just unzip the .zip file and double-click on bin/startup. It has a built-in HTTP server (good enough for development and testing) and all the JSP/servlet API jar files.
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Brett Knapik
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Joined: Oct 15, 2000
Posts: 255
You may want to get a book, or if you have little knowledge i'd get a book on beginning java.
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