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.
Hi Patrick, I think the first step that you can start are 1. Download Tomcat and install it into your machine as web container... 2. Download J2EE tutorial from Sun site J2EE 3. Start coding using this tutorial...
A very good book to start with is the "Apache Tomcat Bible" from Eaves, Jones & Godfrey. It explains how to install the J2SDK, Tomcat, MySQL, Ant and Eclipse. And it has the source code of a web application built following the guidelines of the Model-View-Controller design pattern.
There's another must have : "core servlets and Java Server Pages" from Marty Hall. You can buy the second edition, or you can download the first edition for free in pdf format at Marty Hall's website : www.coreservlets.com.