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Leslie Gill
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Hi! I am fairly new to Java and I am interested in learning JSP. I work from home and would like to know the best hardware/network configuration for creating and testing servlets. For example, do I need a separate server connected to a workstation to somewhat replicate a "real world" situation? What type of hardware is best? etc. Any information is greatly appreciated!
 
Bill Goss
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Hello Leslie
Any hardware configuration that can handle a trial version of BEA's Weblogic 5.1/6 or Apache servers. Weblogic works well on NT v4 sp5 or almost any version of Linux. You can check out the OS requirements for BEA at http://www.weblogic.com/platforms/index.html. It's always nice to have a seperate server machine if possible but it's not mandatory. You will need adequate disk space for the app server and plenty of memory (at least 128mb).
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Bill Goss
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Not to disagree with you Bill nor do I doubt Leslie's
abilities, but for a starter in Java, but IMHO WebLogic
would be too much. I personally would start
with Apache/Tomcat which though complex (in a way from a
starters point of view) is a light weight app server.
i have a win '98 with 96 MB at home.
My $0.02.
regds.
- satya
 
Travis Gibson
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Fellow Rancher,
I agree with Madhav, Weblogic is overkill for someone just starting to learn Servlets and JSPs. I started with Apache/Tomcat and found that while the setup/config can be a little tedious once you get it running it works very nicely and is pretty stable as well.
If you go to my website:
http://www.travismgibson.com
And click on the "Setup" link you can see exactly how little in regards to hardware and software you really need.
One of the most difficult parts for me to learn was where to place the Servlets/JSP and Java Beans so that they would be located and served by my web server.

Regards,
TMG.com
 
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