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how to setup a webserver to learn and test java servlets

 
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hi.. i am new to this web world (being a hardware guy) and I request you to guide me step by step how to set up a webserver and run java servlets on it.

i am on the last chapter of Head First Java and am learning about servlets.. to run them i need a server setup and running... so please help me with setting up one...

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Dinesh,
The basic (simplest) free web server is Tomcat. When I googled "tomcat tutorial", the first link looked good.
 
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If you are using any IDE, it might be a good idea to integrate Tomcat with it. That way, you can run your server code in a debugger, set breakpoints and in general figure out what's going on.
The actual integration would depend on the type of IDE. You can ask google for the details.
 
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thanks for your suggestions... i have netbeans 6.7 IDE... i am not able to find proper site/tutorial where they gave details of using tomcat server on netbeans IDE and running a servlet.. i am pretty confused, as there are many but not one matching netbeans 6.7... and any time i try.. i cannot set up the catalina home address... can someone please provide me a link to a tutorial to set up webserver and use it?

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Hi, Dinesh,
What distribution of Netbeans are you using? I think it comes with a Glassfish Application Server ready to go.

Have you looked at the tutorials at netbeans.org? Try this: http://www.netbeans.org/kb/docs/web/quickstart-webapps.html

Here you have more: http://www.netbeans.org/kb/trails/web.html

Best regards,
Marcos.
 
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Well you can use Eclipse! If you do, get Eclipse Ganymede package, Galileo package is still in the bug filled stage and also consumes a lot of memory! Very nice IDE with lots of plug-ins and customizations!
 
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