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From "SNRBombay" <snr...@snrindia.com>
Subject Fw: READ THIS First! Mailing-list archive and good tips
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2000 12:25:59 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Wolfgang Stein <zorro@gmd-net.de>
To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 10:20 PM
Subject: READ THIS First! Mailing-list archive and good tips


> 
> ------------ Before posting any questions ---------------
> 
> + We welcome open discussion of Tomcat issues at both advanced
>   and beginner levels of expertise. However, please be respectful
>   of other people's time. Before posting questions, do your own
>   reading and research. As the saying goes, "There are no stupid
>   questions"... except the ones you could have answered by yourself!
> 
>   Before posting a question, perform the following steps.
> 
> + Be familiar with servlets in general. See:
>   http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/
>   http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/
> 
> + Read any of the several published books about servlets or JSP.
> 
> + Read the Servlet API 2.2 Specification.
> 
>   Download a copy of the spec in PostScript or Acrobat PDF formats:
>   http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/download.html#specs
> 
>   The spec is currently not available online; you must download a copy.
>   You may obtain free Acrobat PDF reader software from:
>   http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html
>   
>   Tomcat implements this spec, so think of it as one of Tomcat's
>   manuals.
> 
> + Read Tomcat's other documentation:
>   http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/index.html
> 
> + Study the Tomcat examples.
> 
>   First use the servlets found in the /examples context.
>   Read their source code.
> 
>   Then try your own first servlets in the /examples context, and
>   add an entry into /example/WEB-INF/web.xml
> 
> + Search either of these two archives for past discussions.
>   
>   Contributed by Bob Tanner:
>   http://archives.real-time.com/rte-tomcat/
>   
>   Contributed by Philip J. Mikal since June 2000:
>   http://mikal.org/interests/java/tomcat/index.html
> 
>   Search for short phrases, such as your server error messages.
>   Search the archive again with better or different phrases.
> 
>   Many beginner questions have already been asked, so please
>   make everal attempts at finding your question in the archive.
> 
> + Read the FAQ:
>   http://jakarta.apache.org/jyve-faq/Turbine/screen/DisplayTopics/
>   Click the Jakarta link.
> 
> + Read this mailing list regularly, not just when you have a problem.
>   
> + Examine your error messages problems not directly related to Tomcat,
>   such as CLASSPATH problems. Write, compile, and run a "Hello World"
>   application to be sure your problem is related to servlets or Tomcat.
>   
> + Ask an expert in your company, school class, or local Java users
>   group.
>   http://industry.java.sun.com/jug/
> 
> + Do not treat this list as a dumping ground for your problems. Think of
>   the list as a volunteer community of people engaging in respectful
>   discussion.
>  
> ================== THE MORAL OF THE STORY ====================
>                     Help yourself first.
>             Be responsible for your own learning.
>                Try to solve your own problem.
>        If you are still suffering, then post to this list.
> ==============================================================
>         
> + Be aware: This mailing list may contain viruses.
> 
>   Don't trust anybody. If your are not absolutely sure, do not open
>   any attachments. Do not read the postings with a JavaScript-enabled
>   email client.
> 
>   Microsoft Windows users:
>   Disable all stuff like ActiveScripting etc.
>   in your mail reader.  Be careful with attachments,
>   especially of type .exe .vbs or some virus attachments like
>   "livestages.txt.shs".
>   The .shs extension disappears/is not visible under Windows but
>   represents an executable script which will execute when opened
>   separately.
> 
> + Other resources:
>   - An archive of the mailing list for the developers building Tomcat
>     discussing bugs, future releases, etc.
>     http://www.metronet.com/~wjm/tomcat/
>   
>   - Sun's mailing list for general servlet information:
>     Search its archive at:
>     http://archives.java.sun.com/archives/servlet-interest.html
>     Subscribe only, if you are willing to receive hundred messages
>     per day!
>        
>   - Search DejaNews at http://www.deja.com/home_ps.shtml
> 
>   - Look at jGuru, JCentral etc.
> 
>   - Search the whole Web with a popular search engine.
>     As a developer of server applications you should know
>     all about it.  :-)
>     You can find entire websites dedicated to Java servlets.
>     Find the online versions of Java magazines with past articles
>     on servlets and JSP.
>    
> -- end --
> 


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