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Mike Thomson
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It's General Question..and I don't know whether it is posted in right topic.

I am planning to do a mini project with Servlets, JSP, EJB and using design patterns. Through this project I want to get familarize with servlets, jsp , ejb and also design pattern.

To begin my mini project, my first search is on the application server. Which application server I can go for? Which will be easier for configuring things in my local pc without any licence issues?

What freeware IDE can be used for the web projects invlolving servlets,jsp and ejb?

Then comes the database. Which database can I choose it? My OS is Windows Vista Home Basic Edition and my old SQL Server is not installing properly. Can I go for MySQL?

Why I am asking these suggestions are, since I want to familarise with java technologies, I should not spend more time on configuration issues.
Though it is depend on each user, most of them will find easy in using certain application servers and db. Please advice
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Originally posted by Mike Thomson:



Which application server I can go for? Which will be easier for configuring things in my local pc without any licence issues?


Jboss would be a good choice

What freeware IDE can be used for the web projects invlolving servlets,jsp and ejb


Open source IDE like Eclipse would be great.

Can I go for MySQL?


Yes (I'm also using it with Vista)
 
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Originally posted by Mike Thomson:
It's General Question..and I don't know whether it is posted in right topic.


Since it covers lots of topics, it's pretty appropriate here (for now).

Originally posted by Mike Thomson:

To begin my mini project, my first search is on the application server. Which application server I can go for? Which will be easier for configuring things in my local pc without any licence issues?



Many people find Jboss a good free application server to use. Glassfish and Geronimo are also free App Servers that will do the trick

Originally posted by Mike Thomson:

What freeware IDE can be used for the web projects invlolving servlets,jsp and ejb?



Eclipse seems to be the most popular, Netbeans and IntelliJ are also used (IntelliJ has some licensing/cost associated with it though IIRC)

Originally posted by Mike Thomson:

Then comes the database. Which database can I choose it? My OS is Windows Vista Home Basic Edition and my old SQL Server is not installing properly. Can I go for MySQL?



MySQL is considered pretty decent as is PostGres

I personally would recommend Jboss, Eclipse and MySQL. Why? Because it's a common toolset and you'll find plenty of books, tutorials etc

Hope that helps!
 
Mike Thomson
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Can eclipse alone supports J2EE perspective (web application involving servlets, jsp ann ejb)? Whether I need any plugin for it? If so, please suggest which one will be good?
 
Bauke Scholtz
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Just get the 'Eclipse for Java EE' version. It ships by default with the Web Tools Platform plugin. Tutorials are available at Eclipse homepage. Use the keyword 'WTP'.
 
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