Hi there, this is a newbie in j2ee although have been working with java for years. Now as a starter I'd like some help please. We have a site that runs asp pages (MS IIS server behind). Now my boss decides to follow the trend and convert it to a jsp site, starting from some of the forms. I have never worked in this field before though. I have rough idea of what I should do but not clear enough. I don't even know how to write a servlet! And I had problem to download the j2ee api -- looks like right now it is bundled with the Application Server (Enterprise 8?) so how am I suppose to download the j2ee without the AS? Also, is there a plug-in like to work in between tomcat and the IIS? so I can do things little by little and not risk bringing down the whole site?
I am sorry I have raised too many questions, but please understand that a wondering mind needs to know.
I think from converting the asp site to a jsp site is a little bit more than just a "word-for-word" conversion. You might look into Web Frameworks like Struts and JSF, and you might also want to use Hibernate for your database stuff.
But, for a book, I would start with Head First Servlets and JSP by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, and Bert Bates.