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Prashanth Bhanu
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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Hi Friends,
I'm a beginner for Servlet.Till now has not done bit on Servlet.But has a desire to learn.
I've JDk1.4,in my classpath.Now how do i start with Servlet.What all i should have?.plz help me out in getting along with u people in learning and contiributing our ideas.
Thanx in Advance
Tim Baker
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Joined: Oct 04, 2003
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Hi, what you need is a Servlet Container, which is basically like a web server for servlets. The most popular one is Apache Tomcat, which you can download from the apache site under jakarta. This will com with everything you need, to compile a servlet you need to add the servlet jar file to your class path.

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Andres Gonzalez
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Joined: Nov 27, 2001
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Following what Tim said, Tomcat documentation is excellent. If you have any specific questions let us know.
happy reading

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Prashanth Bhanu
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 110
Thanx friends,
Ok i would download Tomact and start working.U've already encouraged me to get back to u when ever i come across doubts or problems.Thanx for boosting my confidence.
Ken Robinson
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Joined: Dec 23, 2003
Posts: 101
One more vote for Tomcat here. Very excellent product.
I'd also suggest reading something like this book to get a very good understanding of Servlets.
One more thing, I suggest you learn the Servlet Spec/API first. If you later want to learn a framework (STRUTS, WebWork, Turbine, etc...), then you can do that also. Since all of these sit on top of the Servlet API, you are always better off knowing it first, in my opinion.
Good luck.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
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Just a reminder that I have a summary of the key points of several free servlet/JSP containers in my shoosing a servlet container page.

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