I'm starting a uni project in a few weeks to do with JSP and servelets etc. It's going to be a kind of e-commerce site. My main worry is setting up all the software I need on my PC. I'm thinking of using mySQL, and I got that working at DOS prompt, but haven't managed to get JDBC to work yet (tried the tutorial on this site...) What else do I need? Can you have Tomcat without a whole webserver, or do I need to install a server too? How hard is it going to be to configure, and are there any sites that really explain this step by step? Any books that deal with configuration issues fully? Many thanks in advance!
Lucy, you can run Tomcat standalone without a webserver. You connect to it on port 8080. It is not intended to be used in production, however. For a database, check out PostgreSQL (www.postgresql.org). IMHO it has much better SQL support than MySQL (which, last time I checked, would ignore important things like 'not null'!). What is "ELB"? I think he means "EJB". Geoffrey
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
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