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Getting Started With Heads First

 
Jeff Huxley
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I've just popped open my copy of Heads First Servlets & JSP, and have a question. I'm about to install a copy of j2se sdk and confused about what's available by sun at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

My gut says use the "Download J2EE 1.4 SDK" link since I'm doing j2ee development. However, I thought that all I needed was the plain old sdk and when I deploy to Tomcat I will have all the j2ee components that I need. If this is true that I can use that following link "Download J2SE SDK"

Looking for some input in what I need. Thanks.
 
Giju George
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Originally posted by Jeff Huxley:


My gut says use the "Download J2EE 1.4 SDK" link since I'm doing j2ee development. However, I thought that all I needed was the plain old sdk and when I deploy to Tomcat I will have all the j2ee components that I need. If this is true that I can use that following link "Download J2SE SDK"



You only need to download j2sdk1.4 and tomcat for preparing for this exam.
 
Kathy Sierra
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Howdy -- yep, Giju is right: you don't need J2EE, just Tomcat (5) and J2SE 1.4. The J2EE download gives you the application server reference implementation, and while you can certainly create and deploy web apps using a full J2EE Container, it's much more complex to configure compared to installing Tomcat. (And our tutorials are all using Tomcat.)

Cheers and good luck!
-Kathy
 
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