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hi everyone,

i recently passed the scjp 5.0 exam and am preparing for the scwcd exam right now by using the hfsj book. when i was doing code examples in the scjp 5.0 i did most of it using JCreator because it was easy to compile and run. my question is, is there such a software i can use to create and deploy servlets as i did in JCreator? because at current what i do is write it in notepad and then save it with its required extension such as .xml,.java,.html and .jsp. and also is there a way to deploy without having to create a WEBINF directory always for each project. is there such software?

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Hi Dinuka,

although You are doing the ideal way, though there are IDE's that can serve your purpose. You may try NetBeans/eclipse.
Every application must have WEB-INF folder, without it the container can't access the deployment descriptor and hence, can't load the application.

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Saurabh Kumar
 
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thank you for your advice Saurabh Kumar. but one more doubt. which one is better to use? netbeans or eclipse? i already have netbeans but its a bit complicated to use and a bit too slow as well. do you need to get any plugins for the elipse to configure tom cat and all?

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I don't have much idea about this but I got some information on this in this forum(in different post)

Instead of downloading and configuring plugins for eclipse, just download easyEclipse( server version ) from nexb. You will ge'em all out of the box.



hope it may help you
 
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