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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Newbie
Date Fri, 16 May 2008 18:54:59 GMT
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Evan,

(For future posts, please start a new thread instead of hitting REPLY to
an existing post).

Evan Siegel wrote:
| I would like to have a bibliography of sites and books and whatever
| other resources there are for people interested in using Tomcat for
| server-side website programming.

If you are just getting started with web applications in Java, I highly
recommend O'Reilly's "Java Servlet Programming"; read it start-to-finish
(except for any regurgitation of the Servlet/JSP APIs). You should also
keep a bookmark around to the APIs themselves:

http://java.sun.com/products/servlet/2.5/docs/servlet-2_5-mr2/index.html

| Also: If I want to experiment with actual server-side programming,
| what host would you recommend. Money is a huge issue. Obviously, at
| this point, bandwidth isn't.

If you are just playing around, do it on your own box. You don't need a
"server" to write your own servlets and learn everything. If you feel
strongly about running your servlets on a different system, I highly
recommend using a host/guest OS virtualization product such as VMWare --
you can run your servlets in a completely separate environment and
convince yourself that remote communication is truly working.

- -chris
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