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Kameshwari Bhamidi
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I've just started learning java.I've installed Java 2 SDK,Standard Edition Ver1.4.1.So far I've gone through a tutorial for beginners to develop applets and small java programs.
I've to learn JSP for my project requirements. java.sun.com says that JavaSever Web Development Kit and J2SE are required to work on JSP.But the download page has a lot of items including J2EE. Do I now need the Enterprise Edition to work on JSPs instead of the Standard Edition. What should I exactly download keeping in my mind that I already have J2SE?
Any help is appreciated.
 
Jeroen Wenting
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yes, you need the J2EE (at least parts of it but those parts are not available separately).
In theory an application server that supports JSP would be enough but the J2EE download comes with documentation which you will find handy.
You will also need an application server to run and test your JSPs on.
Apache Tomcat is a good choice and available free of charge. JWSDK includes a version of Tomcat if you install that but you can also download it from http://jakarta.apache.org
JWSDK isn't required for JSP development, though Sun would like people to use it as it is their baby
A good BOOK on JSP is also certainly recommended to prevent you from repeating the mistakes of all the generations of JSP coders that came before you.
O'Reilly has an excellent book, and so did Wrox (don't know who currently releases Professional JSP, probably either Wiley or APress).
 
Kameshwari Bhamidi
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Yes,jakarta.apache.com was the first site I visited for this.But the KEYS and stuff for the Tomcat 4.x version confused me.So I went to the Sun site. Thanks for the help.Can you tell me of any site that tells exactly what is to be downloaded and which files need to be installed. This'll help me in using this time to actually learn JSP instead of hunting around for the installation.Thanks a lot.
 
Dirk Schreckmann
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Welcome to JavaRanch, Kameshwari Bhamidi!
I'm moving this thread to the JSP forum...
 
Bear Bibeault
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Sorry to disagree with Jeroen, but you do not need J2EE unless you are goging to be using EJB's.
The J2SE plus a servlet engine such as Tomcat or Resin is all you need.
What has you confused about Tomcat? You download a zip file and unpack it. Very simple.
Btw, there is a Tomcat forum on this site. If you are having trouble, you can find lots of help there.
hth,
bear
[ September 18, 2003: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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