In "Head First Servlets & JSP", Second edition, the instructions for installing tomcat 5.5 (on page xxvi) say to click the install .exe file.
I downloaded the Core ZIP file  and it has no exe file that is named "install" or similar.
Does it mean the "Windows Service Installer"  file ?
David Balažic wrote:According to the internet, TOMCAT v4 and above uses CATALINA_HOME instead of TOMCAT_HOME.
I installed from the ZIP file, so now I have D:\tomcat\bin\startup.bat.
So the correct action is to set TOMCAT_HOME to D:\tomcat ? Or rather CATALINA_HOME ? Both ? None ?
Use what the documentation says. Check the documentation all (4.1,5.x,6.x) uses CATALINA_HOME so you should use that.
PS: I know what JRE and JDK are. After all, I have SCJP5 if I started work on SCWCD ;)
If you don’t already Java SE v1.5 or greater, you’ll need it.
With this, book correctly says what is required.
java.sun.com download page has:
- Java SE Development Kit
- Java SE Runtime Environment
(both version 6 update 16)
The book does not say which. Unless it is written by invisible ink, that only some can see.