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Chris Garrison
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Hello friends,
I recently passed my programmer's exam and now I'm starting to look at the Enterprise Edition.
I want to go thru the tutorial provided by Sun to get a general idea, but I'm very confused. I have a Windows 98 machine. According to the documentation, the tutorial for J2EE (or specifically the J2SDKEE) will only run on Solaris OS, Windows 200 professional, or Red Hat Linux. Can someone explain this to me?
Basically, as I understand it, I can't write J2EE code unless I'm running Solaris, Windows 2000 pro, or Red Hat Linux. Is this correct??? I'm really lost on this concept. I'm not very experienced on the hardware/OS side of things. My philosophy has always been "I'll build the house and let someone else maintain the hammer." I guess I need to change my philosophy.
I've just ordered a computer from Walmart on which I plan on installing Linux Red Hat. It comes pre-loaded w/ Linux Lindows so I'm assuming I will be able to put on Red Hat.Will this work? I this advisable? Am I missing something?
This seems like an awful lot of work just for a tutorial. Is there an easier way? Is this the only way I can program w/ J2EE.
Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated.
ARRGGHHH!!!
As my Java instructor said "I hate computers."
[ July 02, 2002: Message edited by: Chris Garrison ]
 
Cindy Glass
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Let's move this to the J2EE forum.
 
Simon Brown
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Although designed to run on NT/2000/XP, the reference implementation can successfully be run on other versions of Microsoft Windows. Take a look at this thread on the Java Developer Connection for detailed information - http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jsp?forum=136&thread=166386
Hope that helps...
Simon
 
Chintan Rajyaguru
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First things first. You cannot appear for architect exam unless you have passed developer or web component developer exam.
As Simon said, J2EE CAN run on win 98. It should work on linux too (I had it working on RedHat 7.1, which I never used by the way).
You might run into a few problems when you try running things on win98. Do search on javaranch and other places and you will find a lot of help.
 
Simon Brown
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Originally posted by Chintan Rajyaguru:
First things first. You cannot appear for architect exam unless you have passed developer or web component developer exam.

Just to clarify, there are no such pre-requisities for the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE program.
Cheers
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Chintan Rajyaguru
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You are right Simon. Only developer and web component developer certifications require programmer certification.
Same issue came up in SCWCD forum and that is why I was under the wrong impression.
Chris I apologize for incorrect directions.
Chintan
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