I would like to install and setup the some database, application server like web sphere. I am learning java, so I thought if I have complete set up on my machine, I can clearly understand the end to end process. I previously installed Oracle 9i for practicing SQL/PL SQL. I also installed tomcat server. But if I need to link these to form a complete setup, I don't know how to do it. Can some one please help.
Which IDE / database / application server do you want to use?
If you download NetBeans (select the "Java" variant, third column, 214 MB download) then you'll get the NetBeans IDE with the GlassFish v3 application server and also Apache Tomcat 6.0, and also a database (Java DB) all in one package.