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 [ December 18, 2008: Message edited by: Mike Thomson ]